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Hepatitis C and Neurological Disorders A Patient’s Case Report

A Aomari*, M Firwana, I Benelbarhdadi and FZ Ajana

DOI: 10.26717/BJSTR.2017.01.000295

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    • Department of Gastroenterology and liver diseases, IBN SINA University hospital, Africa
    • Corresponding author: A Aomari, Department of Gastroenterology and liver diseases, medicine C, IBN SINA University hospital, Rabat, Africa

Received: August 07, 2017;   Published: August 23, 2017

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Abstract

Introduction: Neurological disorders associated with hepatitis C is most often related to mixed cryoglobulinemia. The aim of this study is to show the severity of neurological disorders during hepatitis c infection.

Observation: Mrs. S A, 60 years old, who had been in purpuric rash for six months, associated with physical and psychic asthenia and weight loss at 16 kg in 8 months. The evolution was marked by an alteration of the neurological state of the patient with an installation of motor deficit affecting the 04 limbs, abolition of the osteo-tendinous reflexes, and a hypoesthesia of the upper and lower limbs. The electromyogram (EMG) showed a sensori-motor polyradiculo neuropathy, and the etiological diagnosis was in favor of a peripheral neuropathy secondary to a cryoglobulinemia, related to hepatitis c. In addition, the patient presented after a few days of headaches, a sharp drop in visual acuity and high blood pressure, this is complicated by two episodes of convulsive seizures. A cranial CT scan is performed in an emergency without abnormalities, with no sign in relation to thrombophlebitis after injection of contrast agent. The diagnosis retained is a central neurological disease secondary to infection with the virus c associated with peripheral neurological disease.

Conclusion: Neurological disorders associated with hepatitis C are rare but poor prognosis threatening the functional and vital prognosis of patients.

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