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Cryoglobulinemia: Ear Necrosis
Cryoglobulinemia in a patient with myeloma and IgG cryoglobulin resulted in necrosis of the ear. Bluish discoloration is seen at the periphery of the necrotic areas. The patient also had necrosis of the fingertips and at the tip of the nose after cold exposure. The lower temperature in the exposed areas may lead to sludging of blood and subsequent necrosis.
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Cryoglobulinemia: Ear Necrosis
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Cryoglobulinemia in a patient with myeloma and IgG cryoglobulin resulted in necrosis of the ear. Bluish discoloration is seen at the periphery of the necrotic areas. The patient also had necrosis of the fingertips and at the tip of the nose after cold exposure. The lower temperature in the exposed areas may lead to sludging of blood and subsequent necrosis.
Reference Number:
99-12-0052
Body Site:
Ear
Disease:
Cryoglobulinemia
Image Type:
Photograph
Color Mode:
Color
File Name:
99-12-0052.tif
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