What are the cutaneous symptoms of the early course hepatitis B (HBV) (Hep B) infection?

Updated: Jun 08, 2021
  • Author: Nikolaos T Pyrsopoulos, MD, PhD, MBA, FACP, AGAF; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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A variety of cutaneous manifestations have been recognized during the early course of viral hepatitis, including hives and a fleeting maculopapular rash. These various lesions are episodic, palpable, and, at times, pruritic. A discoloration of the skin can be identified after the resolution of the exanthem, particularly on the lower extremities. Women are more prone to developing cutaneous manifestations.

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