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Cryoglobulinemia, another rare disease

Tuesday, December 4. 2018

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At the end of December 2017 I lost my dad at the age of 57. He had a condition called cryoglobulinemia. This condition is a form of vasculitis caused by abnormal proteins in the blood called cryoglobulins. At low temperatures, these proteins cause the blood to thicken and can also cause blockages. This leads to reduced blood flow which can cause skin blotches, pain and fatigue as well as damage to nerves, tissues and organs.

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