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Medicine For Cryoglobulinemia
See details: Treatment depends of the area of the body involved and the severity of the involvement. If it is due to an underling disease such as myeloma or hepatitis c, it is often most effective to treat that disease first. Primary cryoglobulinemia is often treated with Prednisone and/or immunosuppressives and occasionally with plasma exchange. ...Read more
Cryoglobunliemia: May have no symptoms if cryo levels are low. Cryos can accumulate in the tissues, especially blood vessels. Excess bruising (purpura) on the skin is seen and sometimes a vasculitis (inflammation of the small blood vessels) - especially the lower extremities. Occassionally with very cold weather the fingers may get dark due to sludging. This could even cause damage of the finger tips. So keep warm! ...Read more
Is it possible for membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis to be caused by mixed cryoglobulinemia?
Yes: This would be indeed one condition capable of causing immune complex deposition in the glomeruli with associated pattern of membrano proliferative disease in renal histology. ...Read more
Membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis caused by mixed cryoglobulinemia? Big words, little meaning. Plz explain.
Autoimmune : You may have an internal autoimmune process that needs treatment. ...Read more
Help please, my doctors think I have cryoglobulinemia that is linked with amyloidosis. What is the cause of this?
3 broad : Cryoglobulinemia associated with amyloid is generally due to 1 of 3 causes: 1: an immune blood cell disorder (such as multiple myeloma) 2: an infection ( like hepatitis C) or 3: a "connective tissue" immune disorder such as lupus. Therapy is quite specific for each cause. You should talk with your MD to determine which type of specialist might be needed to clarify the exact cause and best Rx. ...Read more
In cryofibrinogenemia (not cryoglobulinemia), what is more likely---the condition incites an autoimmune reaction due to inflammation it causes, or an autoimmune process causes the cryofibrinogenemia?
Disease then CF.: Cryofibrinogenemia is an unusual finding that usually signifies an underlying disease process. It may be autoimmune, but is also associated with a host of other disease including malignancies, infections and medications. Sometimes it is a benign finding in an otherwise healthy person. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends!: Medications are neither inherently good nor bad. It's the (intent of) use that can make something "bad". Improper use, improper dose, improper frequency, improper route of administration can all make any "good" drug bad. Hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) used to lower blood pressure is a "bad" drug to lower cholesterol or cure strep throat b/c it does neither. Yet, it's a great drug for hypertension. Talk to your familydoc. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Do not use if pregna: Category x drugs are contraindicated for use in pregnancy due to studies demonstrating evidence of serious fetal abnormalities in animals, humans, or both such that fetal risks clearly outweigh maternal benefit. Check out http://www.Empr.Com/drugs-contraindicated-in-pregnancy/article/125914/ for more info, including partial list. ...Read more
Laughter, of course: Sorry for the glib answer. Since there are thousands of medicines for thousands of conditions, could you be more specific in your question. Overall, i think antibiotics are one of the most amazing inventions in the history of mankind. ...Read more
Many of them: This is not an easy answer since there are many drugs categorized as unsafe. The american porphyria foundation has good resources on drug safety: http://www.Porphyriafoundation.Com/testing-and-treatment/drug-safety-in-acute-porphyria. Just because a drug may be listed as unsafe doesn't mean it's unsafe for everyone. However, it's important to use caution with any drug that is potentially unsafe. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers