The association between mixed cryoglobulinaemia and chronic hepatitis C virus infection has recently been described. Cryoglobulinaemic glomerulonephritis, a complication of mixed cryoglobulinaemia, is usually treated with immunosuppressive therapy, but, given the presence of viral infection, this therapy is no longer recommended. This report concerns a case of a 30-year-old patient with cryoglobulinaemic glomerulonephritis, refractory to steroid treatment, in whom recovery from hepatitis C virus infection was obtained as well as from cryoglobulinaemic glomerulonephritis after interferon therapy. The clinical symptoms and laboratory tests were normal after prolonged interferon therapy and, 3 years after the end of treatment, the patient is free from disease.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Italian Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology|
|Publication status||Published - 1999|
- Cryoglobulinaemic glomerulonephritis
- Hepatitis C virus
- Mixed cryoglobulinaemia
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