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, et al. 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
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