Indian Journal of Dermatology

Year
: 2003  |  Volume : 48  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 73--77

Cutaneous Manifestations Of Hepatitis B And C Virus Infections : A Study Of 100 Cases


Atul Mohan Kochhar1, Belum Siva Nagi Reddy2 
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Atul Mohan Kochhar


Infection with hepatitis viruses, especially B and C, is a major public health problem in many countries. One hundred consecutive patients with these infections were studied for cutaneous abnormalities. Females were more commonly affected. Recurrent/chronic vascular changes (92%) , urticaria (72%), leucocytoclastic vasculitis (36%), erythema nodosum (28%), Gianotti-Crosti syndrome (12%), lichen planus (8%), pyoderma gangrenosum (2 patients) and dermatomyositis like syndrome (1 patient) were the prominent cutaneous abnormalities noted in patients with hepatitis B. Likewise, the prominent skin abnormalities notes in hepatitis – C Patients were vascular changes (82.2%), chronic urticaria (60.0%), xerosis of skin (56.6%), leucocytoclastic vasculitis (40%), erythema multiforme (23.3%), Sjogren’s syndrome (13.2%), recurrent erythema nodosum (19.8%) and Behcet’s syndrome in a single case. Extensive subcutaneous fat atrophy of the face in one case and diffuse hyperpigmentation in 5 cases were the two interesting features noted in out patients, which have not been reported earlier. The pertinent literature is briefly reviewed in the light of above findings.


How to cite this article:
Kochhar A, Reddy B. Cutaneous Manifestations Of Hepatitis B And C Virus Infections : A Study Of 100 Cases.Indian J Dermatol 2003;48:73-77


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Kochhar A, Reddy B. Cutaneous Manifestations Of Hepatitis B And C Virus Infections : A Study Of 100 Cases. Indian J Dermatol [serial online] 2003 [cited 2022 Jun 30 ];48:73-77
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