Cryoglobulinemia

Common Name(s)

Cryoglobulinemia

Cryoglobulinemia is a condition that can affect blood vessels throughout the body. This condition is caused by the presence of abnormal proteins in the blood called cryoglobulins. These abnormal proteins become solid in cold temperatures and block blood flow. Symptoms may include difficulty breathing, tiredness, glomerulonephritis, joint and muscle pain, purpura, Raynaud's phenomenon, skin ulcers, and skin death.
 

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Alliance for Cryoglobulinemia

Alliance for Cryoglobulinemia is an inclusive network of patients, caregivers, family, medical professionals and other supporters dedicated to improving quality of life for people with cryoglobulinemia. Our goal is to create a platform that links all efforts of campaigns, research, support and other resources related to cryoglobulinemia. We utilize medical advisors, community networking, crowd-funding, peer to peer support, social media and campaign strategies to advocate awareness, patient support, education and research.

Last Updated: 27 May 2014

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Following organizations serve the condition "Cryoglobulinemia" for support, advocacy or research.

Alliance for Cryoglobulinemia

Alliance for Cryoglobulinemia is an inclusive network of patients, caregivers, family, medical professionals and other supporters dedicated to improving quality of life for people with cryoglobulinemia. Our goal is to create a platform that links all efforts of campaigns, research, support and other resources related to cryoglobulinemia. We utilize medical advisors, community networking, crowd-funding, peer to peer support, social media and campaign strategies to advocate awareness, patient support, education and research.

http://allianceforcryo.org/

Last Updated: 27 May 2014

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Cryoglobulinemia" returned 148 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Cryoglobulinemia: better treatments with brighter outcomes.
 

Author(s): James R Berenson

Journal: Oncology (Williston Park, N.Y.). 2013 Nov;27(11):1125-6, 1128.

 

Last Updated: 28 Feb 2014

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Shining a warm light on cryoglobulinemia.
 

Author(s): Alan Bryce, Morie Gertz

Journal: Oncology (Williston Park, N.Y.). 2013 Nov;27(11):1116, 1118.

 

Last Updated: 28 Feb 2014

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Cutaneous lesions and finger clubbing uncovering hypocomplementemic urticarial vasculitis and hepatitis C with mixed cryoglobulinemia.
 

Author(s): Teresa Pinto-Almeida, Mónica Caetano, Rosário Alves, Manuela Selores

Journal: An Bras Dermatol. ;88(6):973-6.

 

Urticarial vasculitis is a rare clinicopathologic entity characterized by urticarial lesions that persist for more than 24 hours and histologic features of leukocytoclastic vasculitis. Patients can be divided into normocomplementemic or hypocomplementemic. The authors report the case ...

Last Updated: 29 Jan 2014

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The terms "Cryoglobulinemia" returned 14 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Thyroid involvement in hepatitis C - associated mixed cryoglobulinemia.
 

Author(s): Poupak Fallahi, Silvia Martina Ferrari, Dilia Giuggioli, Andreina Manfredi, Caterina Mancusi, Silvia Fabiani, Marco Centanni, Santino Marchi, Clodoveo Ferri, Alessandro Antonelli

Journal: Hormones (Athens). ;13(1):16-23.

 

The prevalence and clinical features of thyroid involvement in patients with hepatitis C virus-associated mixed cryoglobulinemia (MC+HCV) have been reviewed.

Last Updated: 11 Apr 2014

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Hepatitis C virus-related mixed cryoglobulinemia: is genetics to blame?
 

Author(s): Laura Gragnani, Elisa Fognani, Alessia Piluso, Anna Linda Zignego

Journal: World J. Gastroenterol.. 2013 Dec;19(47):8910-5.

 

Mixed cryoglobulinemia (MC) is the extrahepatic manifestation most strictly correlated with hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection; it is a benign autoimmune and lymphoproliferative disorder that evolves to lymphoma in 5%-10% of cases. MC is reputed to be a multistep and multifactorial ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 2013

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Molecular signatures of hepatitis C virus (HCV)-induced type II mixed cryoglobulinemia (MCII).
 

Author(s): Giuseppe Sautto, Nicasio Mancini, Massimo Clementi, Roberto Burioni

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The role of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection in the induction of type II mixed cryoglobulinemia (MCII) and the possible establishment of related lymphoproliferative disorders, such as B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma (B-NHL), is well ascertained. However, the molecular pathways involved ...

Last Updated: 3 Dec 2012

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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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