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5 Facts you should know about

Cryoglobulinemia

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Occurs when an abnormal immune system makes the protein cryoglobulin.

2

At temperatures less than 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit,

cryoglobulins become solid or gel-like and can block blood vessels.

3

Symptoms may include skin ulcers, purpura,(Raynaud's phenomenon),

joint pain, and kidney problems.

4

Kidney disease - primarily membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis

– occurs in about 1 in 3 patients.

5

Cryoglobulinemia is also associated with immune system cancers,

such as multiple myeloma or non-Hodgkins lymphoma.

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