Thyroiditis is, I think, a more common result of long-term infection with HCV than many realize. Along with diabetes, pancreatitis
, gall-bladder disease, cryoglobulinemia (I've heard a whole bunch of experts theorize at least 1/3 with HCV will develop cryoglobulinemia, and I've seen, in others, how painful that can be... not to mention it will put some on the kidney transplant wait-list). Anyway, thanbey, why "women"??