Immunologie and extrahepatic manifestations and syndromes in patients with hepatitis C virus infection
Dr.Nedim KIZILKAYA*, Dr.Emine S√ĖNMEZ**, Dr.Hatice √ĖZB›LGE***.
Ajter the identification of hepatitis C virus, numerous studies have shown fr√©quent association with many immunologie and extrahepatic manifestations and syndromes in patients with hepatitis C virus infection. These syndromes and manifestations, which most frequently associated with hepatitis C virus infection are various autoantibodies and immune complexes in the serum, autoimmune thyroiditis, type II autoimmune hepatitis, essential mixed cryoglobulinemia, Sj√īgren's syndrome and porfphyria cutanea tarda.[Journal of Turgut √Ėzal M√©dical √áenter 2(2):241-244,1995]
Key Words : Hepatitis C virus, immunologie manifestation, autoimmune reaction