A Rare Case of Hepatitis C-Associated Cryoglobulinemic Duodenal Vasculitis.

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Intestinal involvement of cryoglobulinemia is an uncommon manifestation and marker of severe vasculitis. We describe the case of a woman admitted to our service for management of acute renal failure and progressive gastrointestinal symptoms after initiating hepatitis C virus treatment with ribavirin and sofosbuvir 4 weeks prior. With an undetectable hepatitis C viral load and persistent symptoms despite hepatitis C virus therapy cessation, an upper endoscopy revealed duodenal sloughing, erythema, and bleeding, sparking suspicion for recurrence of cryoglobulinemic vasculitis.

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Cited Authors

  • Berera, S; Gomez, A; Dholaria, K; Arosemena, LR; Ladino-Avellaneda, MA; Barisoni, L; Bhamidimarri, KR

Published Date

  • August 2016

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 3 / 4

Start / End Page

  • e134 -

PubMed ID

  • 27807586

Pubmed Central ID

  • 27807586

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 2326-3253

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.14309/crj.2016.107

Language

  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States