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What are the symptoms of cryoglobulinemia relative to hepatitis C?

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Some people with cryoglobulinemia have no symptoms. When symptoms occur, they may include:

In addition, people with cryoglobulinemia may develop Raynaud's phenomenon, in which the fingers and toes turn color (white, then purple, then red) and become painful in cold temperatures.

  • Weakness
  • Joint pain or swelling (arthralgia or arthritis)
  • A raised, purple skin rash (palpable purpura) usually in the lower portion of the legs
  • Swelling of the legs and feet due to loss of protein in the urine from the kidney involvement
  • Nerve pain (neuropathy)

SOURCES:

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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