A rare case of hepatitis c-associated cryoglobulinemic duodenal vasculitis

Shivali R. Berera, Alexandra Gomez, Kevin Dholaria, Leopoldo R. Arosemena, Marco A. Ladino-Avellaneda, Laura Barisoni, Kalyan R. Bhamidimarri

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numbere134
JournalACG Case Reports Journal
Volume3
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes

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