Cryoglobulinemia may or may not be associated with other diseases, such as liver disease
, infection, a connective tissue disease
, multiple myeloma or lymphoma.
The cause of cryoglobulinemia is not known, but there is an association with certain diseases, as well as the hepatitis C virus. It can affect anyone, but the majority of people with cryoglobulinemia are in their 40s or 50s. Twice as many women as men have this disorder. Cryoglobulinemia is not inherited.
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