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What is high positive cryoglobulins?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Thomas Namey
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