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How is cryoglobulinemia associated with hepatitis C?

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The most widely described associated condition is cryoglobulinemia. This condition is due to the presence of abnormal antibodies (called cryoglobulins) that come from hepatitis C virus stimulation of lymphocytes (white blood cells). These antibodies can deposit in small blood vessels, thereby causing inflammation of the vessels (vasculitis) in tissues throughout the body including the skin, joints, and kidneys (glomerulonephritis).

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Zignego A. , Aug. 1, 2008. Clinics in Liver Disease

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on July 22, 2018

SOURCES:

Zignego A. , Aug. 1, 2008. Clinics in Liver Disease

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on July 22, 2018

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