Paper Information

Journal:   IRANIAN JOURNAL OF DERMATOLOGY   Fall 2004 , Volume 8 , Number 1; Page(s) 48 To 61.
 
Paper: 

HEPATITIS C VIRUS AND SKIN

 
 
Author(s):  RASI A., ANSARIN H., AZIZI JALALI M.H.
 
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Abstract: 
Nowadays viral hepatitis is one of the most common and important causes of chronic liver disorders in the world. Extrahepatic manifestations of viral hepatitis consist a main part of the disease. The main viruses causing hepatitis include Hepatitis A, B, and C viruses. Herein common skin manifestations in hepatitis C virus (HCV) is discussed. Chronic hepatitis causes skin disorders both directly and indirectly. HCV is a RNA virus and is considered as one of the most important causes of acute and chronic hepatitis. HCV is mainly transmitted through blood transfusion or using shared infected needles. People who inject narcotics, cocaine users and health personnels are at risk more than others.
 
Keyword(s): HEPATITIS C, SKIN MANIFESTATION, TREATMENT
 
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