Cryoglobulinemia in elderly patients with HCV-related chronic hepatitis.

  title={Cryoglobulinemia in elderly patients with HCV-related chronic hepatitis.},
  author={Francesco Giuseppe Foschi and Anna Chiara Dall'aglio and Arianna Lanzi and Giorgio Marano and Sara Savini and Pietro Andreone and Mauro Bernardi and Giuseppe Francesco Stefanini},
  journal={World journal of gastrointestinal pharmacology and therapeutics},
  volume={1 2},
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection affects about 3% of the world's population and often leads to chronic liver disease. In some industrialized countries, HCV prevalence increases with age, but the optimal management of older patients has not been accurately defined. HCV infection can also lead to lymphoproliferative disorders, the most common being mixed cryoglobulinemia (MC), and also for this condition that frequently affects elderly patients, the optimal therapeutic strategy is still debated… CONTINUE READING


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