Table 1

Vasculitic manifestations and antibodies in eight patients with hepatitis C virus associated cryoglobulinaemia vasculitis who were consecutively treated with interferon α

Variables No
Mean (SD) age (years)55.8 (14.7)
M/F ratio1/7
Purpura7/8
Arthralgia5/8
Weakness5/8
Polyneuropathy7/8
Glomerulonephrits2/8
Sjögren's syndrome2/8
Raynaud's phenomenon2/8
ANA3/8
Anti-SSA1/8
ACLA2/8
cANCA1/8
  • ANA = Antinuclear antibodies; Anti-SSA = anti-SSA antibodies; ACLA = anticardiolipin IgG; cANCA = cytoplasmic pattern antineutrophil cytoplasm antibodies on the immunofluorescence test (specificity could not be determined by the enzyme linked immunosorbent assay).