Other problems related to hepatitis C

Hepatitis C mostly causes damage to the liver. But it can also play a role in other problems that may develop, such as:

  • Porphyria cutanea tarda, a disorder that makes your skin sensitive to sunlight.
  • Lichen planus, a skin disease that causes itchy, inflamed bumps.
  • Sialadenitis, which is inflammation of your salivary glands.
  • Keratoconjunctivitis sicca, a disorder that causes itchy, dry eyes.
  • Mooren's ulcer, which is thinning of the clear covering (cornea) of your eye.
  • Cryoglobulinemia, which is abnormal amounts of a certain blood protein that can damage or block blood vessels.
  • Membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis, a kidney disease.
  • An increase in your number of rheumatoid factors, which are antibodies that indicate you have an infection.

Last Updated: July 13, 2009

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