Persons with hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection are well known to be at high risk of developing cirrhosis and liver cancer; in fact, liver-related mortality is estimated at 350 000 deaths annually.1 Evidence has accumulated to suggest approximately two-thirds of those infected with the virus may also experience extrahepatic manifestations, some common and others rare, but all adding to the burden of a multisystem disease.1
Following is a short quiz to help you assess your knowledge of nonliver diseases associated with HCV. Would you know one if you saw it?
1. Individuals with HCV can develop cryoglobulinemia, which most often manifests as Meltzer Triad. Which of the following is not included in Meltzer Triad?
B. Renal disease