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Diseases caused by HCV
Jun 29, 2000

Could you please let me know what diseases can be caused by HCV? Is arthritic joints one of them?

Response from Dr. Dieterich

Yes. Many people with HCV have joint pains. The 3 classic illnesses caused by it are cryoglobulinemia, which causes antibodies to clog up in the cold, porphyrea cutanea tarda, which causes skin rashes and a constellation of other problems. Arthritis is a very common disease, so make sure you get your hepatitis treated. DTD

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