What is Sjögren syndrome due to hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection?

Updated: Apr 19, 2019
  • Author: Robert A Schwartz, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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The clinical and immunologic pattern of expression of Sjögren syndrome associated with chronic HCV infection was analyzed. [23] HCV-associated Sjögren syndrome is indistinguishable from the primary form in most cases. Chronic HCV infection was suggested as an exclusion criterion for the classification of primary Sjögren syndrome because the virus may be implicated in the development of Sjögren syndrome in a specific subset of patients. The phrase "Sjögren syndrome secondary to HCV" was recommended.


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