Definition of cryoglobulin in English:


Line breaks: cryo|globu|lin
Pronunciation: /ˌkrʌɪə(ʊ)ˈglɒbjʊlɪn


  • A protein which occurs in the blood in certain disorders. It can be precipitated out of solution below 10°C, causing obstruction in the fingers and toes.
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    • RF, cryoglobulins and anti LKMI antibodies were the most frequently detected markers.
    • He also suggests potential autoimmune tests such as the rheumatoid factor for rheumatoid arthritis, cryoglobulins for cryoglobulinemia as well as the erythrocyte sedimentation rate for evidence of general inflammation.
    • The results of an autoantibody screen and testing for antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies were negative, complements were normal, and cryoglobulins were not detected.

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