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How can untreated hepatitis C lead to skin problems?

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Hepatitis C can lead to skin conditions that cause bumps, blisters, hair loss, itching, and patches that look light or dark. One common one is vitiligo, a condition that causes loss of color on the face, elbows, knees, and wrists.

SOURCES:

American Liver Foundation Hep C 123: “Frequently Asked Questions.”

Gastroenterology : “Extrahepatic morbidity and mortality of chronic hepatitis C.”

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: “Hepatitis C.”

Therapeutic Advances in Infectious Disease : “Extrahepatic Manifestations of Chronic Hepatitis C Virus Infection.”

The Hepatitis C Support Project: “An Overview of Extrahepatic Manifestations of Hepatitis C.”

BioDrugs : “Management of hepatitis C virus-related arthritis.”

Frontiers in Endocrinology : “Diabetes and Hepatitis C: A Two-Way Association.”

U.S. National Library of Medicine: “Atherosclerosis,” “Preventing Hepatitis B or C.”

World Journal of Gastroenterology : “Neuropsychological alterations in hepatitis C infection: The role of inflammation.”

Mayo Clinic: “Hepatitis C.”’

American Cancer Society: “Liver Cancer Risk Factors.”

Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Case Reports : “A case of hepatitis C-associated osteosclerosis: accelerated bone turnover controlled by pulse steroid therapy.”

American College of Rheumatology: “HCV and Rheumatic Disease.”

The Rheumatologist : “Hepatitis C Virus Infection Associated with Rheumatoid Arthritis.”

Johns Hopkins: “Liver Disease Statistics.”

World Health Organization: “Hepatitis C.”

The Hepatitis C Trust: “Cirrhosis.”

Skeletal Radiology : “An uncommon cause of acquired osteosclerosis in adults: hepatitis C-associated osteosclerosis.”

National AIDS Treatment Advocacy Project: “CIRRHOSIS: advanced liver disease.”

CDC: “Hepatitis C Questions and Answers for the Public.”

Hepatitis C Association: “Acute Hepatitis C Infection and Spontaneous Viral Clearance in Adults and Children.”

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on December 11, 2018

SOURCES:

American Liver Foundation Hep C 123: “Frequently Asked Questions.”

Gastroenterology : “Extrahepatic morbidity and mortality of chronic hepatitis C.”

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: “Hepatitis C.”

Therapeutic Advances in Infectious Disease : “Extrahepatic Manifestations of Chronic Hepatitis C Virus Infection.”

The Hepatitis C Support Project: “An Overview of Extrahepatic Manifestations of Hepatitis C.”

BioDrugs : “Management of hepatitis C virus-related arthritis.”

Frontiers in Endocrinology : “Diabetes and Hepatitis C: A Two-Way Association.”

U.S. National Library of Medicine: “Atherosclerosis,” “Preventing Hepatitis B or C.”

World Journal of Gastroenterology : “Neuropsychological alterations in hepatitis C infection: The role of inflammation.”

Mayo Clinic: “Hepatitis C.”’

American Cancer Society: “Liver Cancer Risk Factors.”

Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Case Reports : “A case of hepatitis C-associated osteosclerosis: accelerated bone turnover controlled by pulse steroid therapy.”

American College of Rheumatology: “HCV and Rheumatic Disease.”

The Rheumatologist : “Hepatitis C Virus Infection Associated with Rheumatoid Arthritis.”

Johns Hopkins: “Liver Disease Statistics.”

World Health Organization: “Hepatitis C.”

The Hepatitis C Trust: “Cirrhosis.”

Skeletal Radiology : “An uncommon cause of acquired osteosclerosis in adults: hepatitis C-associated osteosclerosis.”

National AIDS Treatment Advocacy Project: “CIRRHOSIS: advanced liver disease.”

CDC: “Hepatitis C Questions and Answers for the Public.”

Hepatitis C Association: “Acute Hepatitis C Infection and Spontaneous Viral Clearance in Adults and Children.”

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on December 11, 2018

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