Posts Tagged ‘Cryoglobulins’

A Woman with Gastrointestinal Symptoms, Anemia, and Acute Kidney Injury

Posted by • January 24th, 2014

In the latest Case Record of the Massachusetts General Hospital, a 61-year-old woman was admitted to the hospital because of vomiting, diarrhea, anemia, and acute kidney injury. Physical examination was normal. Laboratory testing and a diagnostic procedure were performed. The causes of rapidly progressive glomerulonephritis consist of the following three large groups of diseases: anti-glomerular basement… Read More…

HCV-Related Cryoglobulinemic Vasculitis

Posted by • September 13th, 2013

Cryoglobulins are present in about a quarter of patients with hepatitis C; in some, cryoglobulinemia can become symptomatic or even life-threatening. The latest article in our Current Concepts review series summarizes evolving therapy for the disorder, including new therapeutic options that are becoming available. Cryoglobulins are immunoglobulins characterized by their insolubility at low temperatures and their… Read More…