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Copyright ©2007 Baishideng Publishing Group Co.
World J Gastroenterol. May 7, 2007; 13(17): 2467-2478
Published online May 7, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i17.2467
Table 1 Classification of extrahepatic manifestations of HCV infection
A: Association defined on the basis of high prevalence and pathogenesis
Mixed cryoglobulinemia (complete or incomplete clinical syndrome)
B: Association defined on the basis of higher prevalences than in controls
B-cell non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
Monoclonal gammopathies
Porphyria cutanea tarda
Lichen planus
C: Associations to be confirmed/characterized
Autoimmune thyroiditis
Thyroid cancer
Sicca syndrome
Alveolitis-Lung fibrosis
Diabetes mellitus
Non-cryoglobulinemic nephropathies
Aortic atherosclerosis
D: Anecdotal observations
Peripheral/central neuropathies
Chronic polyarthritis
Rheumatoid arthritis
Polyartheritis nodosa
Bechet’s syndrome
Chronic urticaria
Chronic pruritus
Kaposi’s pseudo-sarcoma
Mooren corneal ulcer
Erectile dysfunctions
Necrolytic acral erythema