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Others: total serum complement activity, complement proteins, histocompatibility markers, cryoglobulins, immunoglobulin levels
A blood test for cryoglobulins would confirm the diagnosis.
Most often due to hepatitic C infection, immune complexes of cryoglobulins --- proteins that consists of immunoglobulins and complement and precipitate in the cold while dissolving upon rewarming --- are deposited in walls of capillaries, venules, or arterioles.
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.