The case for hepatitis C arthritis.

  title={The case for hepatitis C arthritis.},
  author={Itzhak Rosner and Michael Rozenbaum and Elias Elias Toubi and Aharon Kessel and Jochanan e. Naschitz and Eli Zuckerman},
  journal={Seminars in arthritis and rheumatism},
  volume={33 6},
OBJECTIVE To present the data available supporting the existence of an arthropathy associated with hepatitis C infection. METHODS The MEDLINE database was searched for "arthritis" intersecting with "hepatitis C" in addition to the authors' investigations and experience on this subject. RESULTS Arthritis, not otherwise explained, has been noted in 2% to 20% of hepatitis C virus (HCV) patients. This arthritis is rheumatoid-like in two thirds of the cases and a waxing/waning oligoarthritis in… CONTINUE READING