Acute Infection with Hepatitis C Virus Can Cause Dilated Cardiomyopathy

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We describe a case of acute hepatitis C virus infection presenting with dilated cardiomyopathy. Because recent evidence suggests that treatment during the acute phase of the illness may have significantly better prognosis, patients who present with dilated cardiomyopathy should be evaluated for hepatitis C virus infection.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)558-560
Number of pages3
JournalInfectious Diseases in Clinical Practice
Issue number9
StatePublished - Dec 2002


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)

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