Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, ISSN - 0973 - 709X

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Case report
Table of Contents - Year : 2016 | Month : February | Volume : 10 | Issue : 2 | Page : OD25 - OD26

Vasculitis as a Presenting Manifestation of Chronic Hepatitis B Virus Infection: A Case Report OD25-OD26

Harpreet Singh, Vikram Singh Tanwar, Gagandeep Sukhija, Parminder Kaur, Nikhil Govil

Dr. Vikram Singh Tanwar,
Room no. 153, Doctor’s Hostel, PGIMS Rohtak,Haryana-124001, India.

Hepatitis B virus is responsible for causing hepatic complications like acute and chronic hepatitis, cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma along with some uncommon immune mediated extrahepatic manifestations. Vasculitis remains an uncommon extrahepatic complication of hepatitis B virus infection. Herein we report a case of hepatitis B infection that presented with leucocytoclastic vasculitis as an initial manifestation and managed successfully with entacavir therapy.