Which physical findings are characteristic of dermatologic disorders tertiary to hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection?

Updated: Apr 02, 2020
  • Author: Robert A Schwartz, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Physical findings of liver failure result from cirrhosis, autoimmune hepatitis, cholangitis, and hepatocellular carcinoma. Findings include ascites, jaundice, upper GI tract bleeding, and various accompaniments of chronic and acute liver decompensation.

Physical findings of hypothyroidism include coarsened and thickened dry hair and skin and myxedematous plaques on the shins (see Hypothyroidism).


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