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    Continuation of Extrahepatic Manifestations of HCV
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    Melissa Palmer, MD posted:
    Eye Disorders
    Although multiple eye disorders have been found in some people with chronic hepatitis C, a direct association has not been proven. However, all of the following have been reported to have occurred in people with chronic hepatitis C: ulcers in the cornea of the eye, known as Mooren's corneal ulcers; uveitis, which is inflammation of the uvea (the middle layer of the eye); Behcet's syndrome—a syndrome associated with uveitis and ulcers of the mouth and genitalia; and Sjögren's syndrome (dry eyes and dry mouth) have all been reported to occur in people with chronic hepatitis C.


    Kidney Disorders
    Inflammation of the kidney, known as glomerulonephritis, has been associated with chronic hepatitis C. Occasionally, people with this kidney disorder have either blood or excess protein in their urine.


    Musculoskeletal Disorders
    Muscle weakness and joint pain have been noted to occur in people with chronic hepatitis C. These people often also have associated cryoglobulinemia. Further study needs to be conducted to confirm these associations.
    Other Problems
    Other rare, unsubstantiated associations found in people with chronic hepatitis C include pulmonary fibrosis (lung scarring); a type of vasculitis known as poly­arteritis nodosa (PAN); and vitiligo, a loss of skin pigmentation. Further studies will need to be conducted in order to confirm that these disorders are associated with chronic hepatitis C.
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