When is a cryoglobulin study indicated in the workup of hepatorenal syndrome (HRS)?

Updated: Oct 16, 2017
  • Author: Deepika Devuni, MD; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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Measuring these may be helpful in patients with hepatitis B and/or C, who can develop renal failure from cryoglobulinemia. Treatment and eradication of the underlying disease, if performed early in the course of the disease process, can reverse renal failure.


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