Which specialist consultations are necessary for the management of the cutaneous manifestations of hepatitis C (Hep C)?

Updated: Apr 02, 2020
  • Author: Robert A Schwartz, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Involving specialists for both treatment and follow-up care often maximizes the care of individuals with extrahepatic cutaneous manifestations of hepatitis C virus (HCV). Monitoring of liver status and liver disease progression is beyond the usual purview of dermatologists and may necessitate consultation with gastroenterologists and hepatic specialists in the care of patients.

Cutaneous manifestations, serious vasculitis, lymphomas, hepatomas, and metabolic disorders may require high-level management with a team approach. Individual specialists may be an important resource in the care of patients.


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