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Title: Central nervous system vasculitis and polyneuropathy as first manifestations of hepatitis C
Authors: Carvalho-Filho, Roberto José de [UNIFESP]
Narciso-Schiavon, Janaína Luz [UNIFESP]
Lenz Tolentino, Luciano Henrique [UNIFESP]
Schiavon, Leonardo de Lucca [UNIFESP]
Ferraz, Maria Lucia G. [UNIFESP]
Silva, Antonio Eduardo Benedito [UNIFESP]
Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Keywords: Hepatitis C
Central nervous system
Issue Date: 14-Jan-2012
Publisher: Baishideng Publ Grp Co Ltd
Citation: World Journal of Gastroenterology. Beijing: Baishideng Publ Grp Co Ltd, v. 18, n. 2, p. 188-191, 2012.
Abstract: Sensory or motor peripheral neuropathy may be observed in a significant proportion of hepatitis C virus (HCV)-infected patients. However, central nervous system (CNS) involvement is uncommon, especially in cryoglobulin-negative subjects. We describe a case of peripheral neuropathy combined with an ischemic CNS event as primary manifestations of chronic HCV infection without cryoglobulinemia. Significant improvement was observed after antiviral therapy. We discuss the spectrum of neurological manifestations of HCV infection and review the literature. (C) 2012 Baishideng. All rights reserved.
ISSN: 1007-9327
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