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Dr. Creighton Wright
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Cryoglobulin (Overview)

Immune proteins in the blood that can be seen in certain inflammatory and autoimmune conditions. Notable because they can clump together in cold temperatures causing blockage and inflammation within blood vessels.


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What is high positive cryoglobulins?

What is high positive cryoglobulins?

Can cause vasculitis: Can cause vasculitis, or blood vessel inflammation. There are three types, and each as its own set of disease associations. However, these proteins can cause lower extremity vasculitis, or a more widespread vasculitis. A search for a cause should be underway, and complement studies to see if associated blood vessel inflammation is present. It can be seen with rheumatoid, other ctds. ...Read more

Dr. Creighton Wright
5 doctors shared insights

Cryoglobulin (Overview)

Immune proteins in the blood that can be seen in certain inflammatory and autoimmune conditions. Notable because they can clump together in cold temperatures causing blockage and inflammation within blood vessels.


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What is high positive cryoglobulins?

Can cause vasculitis: Can cause vasculitis, or blood vessel inflammation. There are three types, and each as its own set of disease associations. However, these proteins can cause lower extremity vasculitis, or a more widespread vasculitis. A search for a cause should be underway, and complement studies to see if associated blood vessel inflammation is present. It can be seen with rheumatoid, other ctds. ...Read more

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What happens if you have high positive cryoglobulins?

You will need to: see your doctor to determine the cause. See: http://www.urmc.rochester.edu/encyclopedia/content.aspx?ContentTypeID=167&ContentID=cryoglobulin ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: cryoglobulin?

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What is the definition or description of: cryoglobulin?

Cryoglobulin: Immune proteins in the blood that can be seen in certain inflammatory and autoimmune conditions. Notable because they can clump together in cold temperatures causing blockage and inflammation within blood vessels. ...Read more

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What is the cryoglobulin blood test?

Seeks odd proteins: This is a simple test for certain abnormal proteins in the bloodstream. Often they are rheumatoid facators, hepatitis C antigen-antibody complexes, or hepatitis B complexes. Plasma / serum is drawn and spun in the warm, then cooled and a white precipitate is a cryoglobulin. These can make you quite sick and should be sought especially if vasculitis or glomerulonephritis are sought. ...Read more

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Whats a cryoglobulin screen.?

Whats a cryoglobulin screen.?

Cryoglobulin: Cryoglobulins are antibodies that separate at low temperatures. In some conditions certain types of abnormal antibodies are produced that basically clump together when they drop a little bit below normal body temperature. It can be caused by infections, autoimmune diseases, inflammation of vessels, and kidney disease among others. ...Read more

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Cryoglobulin screen - is that a test for infection?

Cryoglobulin screen - is that a test for infection?

Cryoglobulin: Cryoglobulins are antibodies that separate at low temperatures. In some conditions certain types of abnormal antibodies are produced that basically clump together when they drop a little bit below normal body temperature. It can be caused by infections, autoimmune diseases, inflammation of vessels, and kidney disease among others. ...Read more

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