Peripheral neuropathy in hepatitis C virus infection with and without cryoglobulinaemia.

  title={Peripheral neuropathy in hepatitis C virus infection with and without cryoglobulinaemia.},
  author={Raffaello Nemni and Lara Sanvito and Angelo Quattrini and Giuseppe Santuccio and Massimo Camerlingo and Nicola Canal},
  journal={Journal of neurology, neurosurgery, and psychiatry},
  volume={74 9},
OBJECTIVES Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is often associated with cryoglobulinaemia (CG). Peripheral neuropathy (PN) is a comparatively common complication of CG associated with HCV infection and it is thought to be attributable to nerve ischaemia. Only few HCV CG patients with PN have been reported. The recent finding of HCV RNA in nerve biopsy specimens has suggested a possible direct role of HCV in the pathogenesis of PN. The authors studied 51 HCV patients to determine the prevalence of… CONTINUE READING
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