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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 32  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 30-32

Hepatitis c virus-related arthritis: Bone scintigraphic appearances


1 Department of Nuclear Medicine, Medical Faculty, Trakya University, 22030 Edirne, Turkey
2 Department of Nuclear Medicine, Sivas Numune Hospital, 58060 Sivas, Turkey

Correspondence Address:
Gul Ege Aktas
Department of Nuclear Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Trakya University, 22030 Edirne
Turkey
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DOI: 10.4103/0972-3919.198468

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A symptomatic joint involvement and arthralgia are frequent in patients with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. However, HCV infection-related arthritis (HCVrA) affects up to 4-11% of the subjects suffering from disease. We reported a patient with HCVrA presented with the commonly accepted diagnostic clinical signs and laboratory parameters. The painful joints distinctly demonstrated increased uptake of Tc-99 m methylene diphosphonate in scintigraphy and normal findings in radiography.


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