Will Hepatitis C Break Out Your Skin

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Hepatitis C and skin blotches

Dear Dr.,My husband has developed red blotches/marks over the last year on his skin (predominantly over his chest and upper arms) which his doctor says is due to his hepatitis C and often refers to 'heptomegalia'. What does this mean? He is not...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
Thanks for your comments. Sometimes in the course of liver disease, especially when there is cirrhosis, red spots called spider angiomas appear on the chest above the nipples. If that is what they are, they signal cirrhosis and your husband should... Read more »

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