Peripheral neuropathy associated with essential mixed cryoglobulinaemia: a role for hepatitis C virus infection?

@article{Apartis1996PeripheralNA,
  title={Peripheral neuropathy associated with essential mixed cryoglobulinaemia: a role for hepatitis C virus infection?},
  author={Emmanuelle Apartis and J. M. L{\'e}ger and Lucile Musset and Michel Gugenheim and Patrice Cacoub and Olivier Lyon-Caen and Charles Pierrot-Deseilligny and J. J. Hauw and Pierre Bouche},
  journal={Journal of neurology, neurosurgery, and psychiatry},
  year={1996},
  volume={60 6},
  pages={
          661-6
        }
}
BACKGROUND The prevalence of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection has been estimated at 43 to 84% in patients with essential mixed cryoglobulinaemia in recent large series. Some of these cases have been successfully treated with interferon-alpha. The objective was to evaluate the prevalence and the possible role of HCV infection in essential mixed cryoglobulinaemia. METHODS Fifteen patients (eight men and seven women; mean age: 61.2 (SD 16.5) years) with peripheral neuropathy (10… CONTINUE READING

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