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Hepatitis C virus and neurological damage.
Authors: Mathew S, Faheem M, Ibrahim SM, Iqbal W, Rauff B, Fatima K, Qadri I Abstract Chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection exhibits a wide range of extrahepatic complications, affecting various organs in the human body. Numerous HCV patients suffer neurological manifestations, ranging from cognitive impairment to peripheral neuropathy. Overexpression of the host immune response leads to the production of immune complexes, cryoglobulins, as well as autoantibodies, which is a major pathogenic mechanism responsible for nervous system dysfunction. Alternatively circulating inflammatory cytokines and chemokines and...
Source: World Journal of Hepatology - May 4, 2016 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: World J Hepatol Source Type: research
Chronic hepatitis C virus infection and neurological and psychiatric disorders: An overview.
Abstract Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is considered a systemic disease because of involvement of other organs and tissues concomitantly with liver disease. Among the extrahepatic manifestations, neuropsychiatric disorders have been reported in up to 50% of chronic HCV infected patients. Both the central and peripheral nervous system may be involved with a wide variety of clinical manifestations. Main HCV-associated neurological conditions include cerebrovascular events, encephalopathy, myelitis, encephalomyelitis, and cognitive impairment, whereas "brain fog", depression, anxiety, and fatigue are at the top o...
Source: World Journal of Gastroenterology : WJG - February 28, 2015 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Adinolfi LE, Nevola R, Lus G, Restivo L, Guerrera B, Romano C, Zampino R, Rinaldi L, Sellitto A, Giordano M, Marrone A Tags: World J Gastroenterol Source Type: research
Association between antiviral treatment and extrahepatic outcomes in patients with hepatitis C virus infection
Conclusions Antiviral treatment for HCV is associated with improved renal and circulatory outcomes, but unrelated to catastrophic autoimmune diseases.
Source: Gut - February 3, 2015 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Hsu, Y.-C., Ho, H. J., Huang, Y.-T., Wang, H.-H., Wu, M.-S., Lin, J.-T., Wu, C.-Y. Tags: Hepatology Source Type: research