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Cryoglobulinemia
Pathology
Type

Blood disorder

Cause(s)

Usually multiple myeloma or hepatitis C

Symptoms

Pupura

Mortality Rate

Moderate

Treatments

Keep patient warm, treat underlying condition

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Cryoglobulinemia is a medical condition in which the blood contains large amounts of cryoglobulins - proteins (mostly immunoglobulins themselves) that become insoluble at reduced temperatures. This should be contrasted with cold agglutinins, which cause agglutination of RBCs. Cryoglobulins typically precipitate at temperatures below normal body temperature (37 degrees Celsius) and will dissolve again if the blood is heated. Cryoglobulinemia can be associated with various diseases such as multiple myeloma and hepatitis C infection.

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