Dr. Nimra Rehan, Dr. Amara Khalid, Dr. Afia Batool
Objective: To make a decision on recurrence of skin indications in cases with hepatitis C. Methods: About 110 hepatitis C cases, admitted to Restoration Units of Jinnah Hospital, Lahore from December, 2017 to November, 2018 were enrolled over a six-month period, in this cross-sectional examination. The skin apparitions of these patients were recorded and broken down. Results and conclusion: A large proportion of the patients had more than one skin indication. Out of 110 patients, 56 (51%) were male and 54 (49%) female. The Lion's share of the patients (73%) were between 21 and 60 years of age. These were summarized pruritus 31%, plan lichen 32%, urticaria 27%, leukocyte clastic vasculitis 26%, acral necrotic erythema 21% and late cutaneous porphyria 5%. Skin Appearances of hepatitis are normal. They could be the main clinical indication of a long-lasting hepatitis C infection. Pruritus, lichen planus, urticaria, leukocyte classic vasculitis, acralnecrolytic erythema and late porphyria have been the main skin manifestations recorded. Screening these patients on the basis of these dermatoses and examining them in the same manner can help to quickly identify and avoid the complexities of this serious condition. Key words: HCV, Hepatitis C, coetaneous manifestations.