You Are RARE But NOT Alone.

Cryoglobulinemia is a disease defined by the presence of cryoglobulins; which are proteins  (also called immunoglobulins or antibodies) that behave inappropriately in cold temperatures.  This process can reduce blood flow causing damage (vasculitis) to: skin, joints, muscles, nerves and/or organs.  Cryoglobulinemia is most frequently associated with Hepatitis C (HCV).   In other cases Cryo is associated with cancers and autoimmune diseases.  Cryo is called Essential Mixed Cryoglobulinemia (EMC) when there is no known cause and is considered very rare.

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