Cryoglobulinemia and hepatitis B markers in north African Jews with Raynaud's disease

Jacob Horowitz, Mordechai Klein, Shaul Sukenik

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Abstract

Mixed cryoglobulinemia was discovered in 11 of 20 patients with Raynaud's disease. Hepatitis B surface markers were found in 10 of these patients with cryoglobulinemia. All patients with cryoglobulinemia were female, and 10 were of northern African origin. This study indicates that, in a population with a high prevalence of hepatitis B infection, mixed cryoglobulinemia is an important etiologic factor in Raynaud's disease.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1026-1028
Number of pages3
JournalArthritis and Rheumatology
Volume29
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1986

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