The etiology of cutaneous polyarteritis nodosa (PAN), a skin-limited vasculitis, is unknown.1 Hepatitis B viral infection is clearly associated with systemic PAN, but not with cutaneous PAN,2 suggesting different etiopathological mechanisms for these diseases. Recently a role for hepatitis C virus (HCV) in PAN has been debated.3- 6 The aim of this study is to evaluate the prevalence of HCV infection in a cohort of patients with cutaneous PAN.
Soufir N, Descamps V, Crickx B, Thibault V, Cosnes A, Bécherel PA, Wolkenstein P, Bournerias I, De La Salmonière P, Picard C, Roujeau J, Piette JC, Belaïch S, Revuz J, Frances C. Hepatitis C Virus Infection in Cutaneous Polyarteritis Nodosa: A Retrospective Study of 16 Cases. Arch Dermatol. 1999;135(8):1001-1002. doi:10-1001/pubs.Arch Dermatol.-ISSN-0003-987x-135-8-dlt0899