HBV-associated cryoglobulinemic vasculitis: remission after antiviral therapy with entecavir.

@article{Vigan2014HBVassociatedCV,
  title={HBV-associated cryoglobulinemic vasculitis: remission after antiviral therapy with entecavir.},
  author={Mauro Vigan{\'o} and Paul Martin and Mattia Cappelletti and Fabrizio Fabrizi},
  journal={Kidney & blood pressure research},
  year={2014},
  volume={39 1},
  pages={65-73}
}
BACKGROUND/AIMS Cryoglobulinemic vasculitis remains an uncommon complication of hepatitis B virus infection. METHODS We report the case of a 40-years old female Chinese patient with chronic hepatitis B developing cryoglobulinemic vasculitis with multiple organ involvement (liver, kidney, and skin) coupled with weakness, arthralgias, haemolytic anaemia, and autoimmune thyroiditis. She received entecavir mono-therapy at dose adjusted for estimated glomerular filtration rate. RESULTS Within… CONTINUE READING