What are the signs and symptoms of dermatologic disorders tertiary to chronic hepatitis C (CHC)?

Updated: Apr 19, 2019
  • Author: Robert A Schwartz, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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These are nonspecific disorders manifesting as a result of organ failure or disease of the skin associated with organ diseases. Symptoms are those of disease in the specific organs, as follows:

  • Liver failure in chronic hepatitis C infection: This results from cirrhosis, autoimmune hepatitis, cholangitis, and hepatocellular carcinoma. Symptoms of liver failure are identical to symptoms caused by other conditions, such as ascites, jaundice, and liver failure.

  • Thyroid failure: Thyroid destruction then failure occurs. Symptoms of hypothyroidism are noted.


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