Arthritis in patients with chronic hepatitis C virus infection.

  title={Arthritis in patients with chronic hepatitis C virus infection.},
  author={Javier Rivera and A Garc{\'i}a-Monforte and A. Pineda and Jes{\'u}s Mill{\'a}n N{\'u}{\~n}ez-Cort{\'e}s},
  journal={The Journal of rheumatology},
  volume={26 2},
OBJECTIVE To describe the clinical picture of arthritis in patients with chronic infection by hepatitis C virus (HCV). METHODS Two patient populations were studied. Patients with arthritis and evidence of serum elevation of alanine aminotransferase (ALT) at the consultation were checked for HCV infection. A second group of 303 consecutive patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) were also checked for the presence of HCV antibodies. All patients attended the outpatient rheumatology unit of a… CONTINUE READING


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