Cryoglobulinemia is a medical condition that is caused by proteins in the blood called cryoglobulins. Cryoglobulins are abnormal proteins that by definition have the property of precipitating from the serum when it is chilled in the laboratory and then dissolving back into the serum upon rewarming. Cryoglobulins may or may not cause disease.
Signs and symptoms of essential mixed cryoglobulinemia include
- joint pains,
- joint swelling,
- enlargement of the spleen (splenomegaly),
- abdominal pain, and
- skin vasculitis with purplish patches.
Cause of essential mixed cryoglobulinemia
When the cryoglobulin proteins are a mixture of various antibody types (mixed), and the cause is unknown (essential), the condition is referred to as essential mixed cryoglobulinemia.
Other essential mixed cryoglobulinemia symptoms and sign
- Abdominal Pain
- Bleeding in the Lungs
- Enlargement of the Spleen (Splenomegaly)
- Heart Attack
- Joint Pains
- Joint Swelling
- Kidney Disease
- Nerve Disease
- Skin Vasculitis with Purplish Patches
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