Saturday, January 30, 2016

Cryoglobulinemia: Images of the Patient

Cryoglobulinemia refers to a clinical syndrome of systemic inflammation due to the presence of cryglobulin-containing immune complexes. Most commonly affected organs are skin and kidneys. Cryoglobulinemia is closely associated with hepatitis C.
Here is presented a 30-year old married male who presented with blackened tip of nose, tips of fingers and toes (images). The patient is also positive for hepatitis C virus. Vasculitic lesions are shown in images.

Keywords: Cryoglobulinemia, Cryoglobulins, Immune complexes, Hepatitis C

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