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A Rare cause of vertigo: cryoglobulinaemia

Erkan Karatas; Cigdem Firat Koca; Sukru Aydin; Yuksel Toplu; Hulya Taskapan.

Cryoglobulinaemia should be taken into consideration as a cause of vertigo. It is the timing of shrewd. An 82-year old man, suffering from peripheral vertigo is evaluated thoroughly. After a long, detailed evaluation the result is cryoglobulinaemia related vertigo. The presence in the serum of one or more immunoglobulins, which precipitate at a temperature below 37-Celsius degrees and redissolve on reheating is called cryoglobulinaemia. Cryoglobulinaemia seems to be responsible for audiovestibular damage probably through an immunologic mechanism. ln recent years the audio vestibular manifestations of immun-mediated diseases have been the issue of numerous reports. But there were a few reports about cryoglobulinaemia- related audiovestibular disturbances. The aim of this article is to remind the vestibular manifestations of cryoglobulinaemia; a kind of systemic vasculitis.

Key words: Vertigo;Mixed Cryoglobulinaemia;Hcv Infection

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