Hepatitis C virus syndrome: A constellation of organ- and non-organ specific autoimmune disorders, B-cell non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, and cancer
Clodoveo Ferri, Marco Sebastiani, Dilia Giuggioli, Michele Colaci, Chair and Rheumatology Unit, Medical School, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria, Policlinico di Modena, 41124 Modena, Italy
Poupak Fallahi, Alessandro Antonelli, Department of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Pisa, 56126 Pisa, Italy
Alessia Piluso, Anna Linda Zignego, Center for Systemic Manifestations of Hepatitis Viruses (MASVE), Department of Experimental and Clinical Medicine, University of Florence, 50121 Florence, Italy
Author contributions: All authors contributed to this manuscript.
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Correspondence to: Clodoveo Ferri, MD, Professor, Chair and Rheumatology Unit, Medical School, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria, Policlinico di Modena, Via del Pozzo, 71, 41100 Modena, Italy. email@example.com
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Received: August 27, 2014
Peer-review started: August 31, 2014
First decision: November 14, 2014
Revised: December 27, 2014
Accepted: January 9, 2015
Article in press: January 9, 2015
Published online: March 27, 2015