What are other possible conditions associated with hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection?

Updated: Mar 26, 2021
  • Author: Robert A Schwartz, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Symmetric polyarthritis and livido reticularis may occur. [80]

Asymptomatic, solitary, dome-shaped reddish papules, 5-10 mm in diameter, may be present on the face in some patients with HCV infection; these papules represent arteriovenous hemangiomas, which are seen with increased frequency in these patients.

Progressive pigmented purpura (Gougerot-Blum disease) is demonstrated as lesions of capillaritis on the lower legs with fine petechiae in various distributions. [81]

A possible association between erythema induratum (nodular vasculitis) and HCV infection has been suggested. [82]

Sarcoidosis may occur in HCV patients, especially in association with antiviral immunotherapy. [83]

Psoriasis may also coexist. Direct-acting antiviral-based HCV cure was found to have only a transient effect on concomitant cutaneous psoriasis. [11]

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