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Hepatitis C virus-induced cryoglobulinemia.

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In this review we discuss the clinical manifestations, pathogenesis, and treatment of hepatitis C virus (HCV)-related cryoglobulinemia. HCV is a major cause of liver-related morbidity and is increasingly recognized as an instigator of B-cell lymphoproliferative disorders such as mixed cryoglobulinemia and non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Cryoglobulinemia is characterized by the clonal expansion of rheumatoid factor-expressing B cells in the liver, lymph nodes, and peripheral blood, resulting in the pres...

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10.1038/ki.2009.247

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, NDORMS
Journal:
Kidney international
Volume:
76
Issue:
8
Pages:
818-824
Publication date:
2009-10-29
DOI:
EISSN:
1523-1755
ISSN:
0085-2538
URN:
uuid:2f45665b-3202-405d-9405-ddafe87c41fb
Source identifiers:
426223
Local pid:
pubs:426223

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