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- noun A medical condition in which the
bloodcontains an excess of cryoglobulins.
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Finally, what about the people who do well with cryoglobulinemia?
He was given a trial of alpha interferon, a newer treatment that seemed promising in cryoglobulinemia, but it failed to stop the inflammation.
This constellation of symptoms, which may be accompanied by kidney problems, is known as essential mixed cryoglobulinemia syndrome.
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is one of the more common causes of chronic liver disease in world with a variety of extrahepatic complications such as essential mixed cryoglobulinemia, membranoproliferative glomerulonep hritis, autoimmune thyroiditis, sialadenitis, and cardiomyopathy.
He was thinking of cryoglobulinemia, an autoimmune disease: prolonged viral inflammation the hepatitis C had produced cryoglobulins, abnormal proteins in the blood that were acting as antibodies to the body’s tissues and producing pathology everywhere—hence the anemia, the rash, the nephritis, the joint and muscle pain.
Some people who cease to use drugs don’t get hepatitis C or develop cryoglobulinemia.