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pains and aches
Jan 1, 2002

I read once that acute hepatitis c acute symptoms can cause arthritis pains and stomach aches as well. Is this solely an acute reaction or also a chronic reaction.

Response from Dr. Fried

Acute hepatitis C often has no symptoms. However, in about 25% of cases it can have typical symptoms of hepatitis such as flu-like symtoms and jaundice. Joint pains (particularly with an associated disease called cryoglobulinemia) and mild discomfort in the right upper abdomen can be seen in both acute and chronic disease.



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