Indian Journal of Dermatology
: 2010  |  Volume : 55  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 381--383

Cryoglobulinemia in a child

Angoori Gnaneshwar Rao 
 Department of Dermatology, Gandhi Medical College, Secunderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India

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Angoori Gnaneshwar Rao
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Cryoglobulinemia is a rare condition. We report a case of cryoglobulinemia in 1.5-year-old boy, who presented with bluish black discoloration of hands and feet. Serum was positive for cryoglobulins. The serum cryoglobulin level was 70 μg/ml (normal <20 μg). Serum protein electrophoresis revealed the presence of M-spike. Serum immunofixation and assessment of clonality could not be done as these specialized investigations are not available here. Investigations did not reveal any systemic involvement. He was treated with anticoagulants, broad-spectrum antibiotics, and systemic steroids with which he recovered completely.

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Rao AG. Cryoglobulinemia in a child.Indian J Dermatol 2010;55:381-383

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Rao AG. Cryoglobulinemia in a child. Indian J Dermatol [serial online] 2010 [cited 2022 May 17 ];55:381-383
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