Increased risks of lymphoma and death among patients with non-hepatitis C virus-related mixed cryoglobulinemia.

@article{Saadoun2006IncreasedRO,
  title={Increased risks of lymphoma and death among patients with non-hepatitis C virus-related mixed cryoglobulinemia.},
  author={David Saadoun and J{\'e}r{\'e}mie Sellam and Pascale Ghillani-Dalbin and Richard Crecel and Jean-charles Piette and Patrice Cacoub},
  journal={Archives of internal medicine},
  year={2006},
  volume={166 19},
  pages={2101-8}
}
BACKGROUND Data on essential mixed cryoglobulinemia (MC) are scarce, and most date back to studies before 1989 (ie, before the discovery of hepatitis C virus [HCV] infection). Our objective was to describe the spectrum of MC in the era of HCV infection. METHODS Retrospective study from a single university hospital's database of 1434 patients who tested positive for MC between January 1989 and December 2003. RESULTS One hundred thirty-three patients (9%) with persistent MC without HCV were… CONTINUE READING