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Porphyria cutanea tarda, dermatomyositis and non-Hodgkin lymphoma in virus C infection

Bauzá A, España A, Lloret P.
Department of Dermatology, University Clinic of Navarra, School of Medicine, P.O. Box 4209, 31080 Pamplona, Spain

Magazine: European Journal of Dermatology

Date: May 1, 2003

Dermatology

RESUMEN

Virus C infection has been associated with a broad spectrum of extrahepatic diseases such as essential mixed cryoglobulinemia, membranous glomerulonephritis, vasculitis, rheumatoid arthritis and lupus erythematosus. The etiologic role of virus C has also been observed in some neoplasms such as non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and the monoclonal gammapathies.

Many studies also support the link between this virus and porphyria cutanea tarda (PCT). Isolated cases suggest a relationship with dermatomyositis.

Herein, we report the coexistence of PCT, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and dermatomyositis in the same patient affected with virus C infection which has never previously been described.

CITATION  Eur J Dermatol. 2003 May-Jun;13(3):302-4

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