Ninety-three patients with essential mixed cryoglobulinemia have been followed for more than 5 years in 75% of cases; 21 patients died during this period and the mean age at death was 54 years. The most common cause of death was renal failure. The percentages of patients who survived after 5 and 10 years from the diagnosis were 87 and 74%, respectively. The cryoglobulin type seems to be an important prognostic factor: in our population the type II/III ratio is 6/7 at diagnosis, while it becomes 2/1 when the patients who died are considered.
Causes of death in essential mixed cryoglobulinemia / F. Saccardo, P. Massaro, G. Monti, N. Angelopulos, M. Galli. - In: LA RICERCA IN CLINICA E IN LABORATORIO. - ISSN 0390-5748. - 16:2(1986), pp. 389-391.
|Titolo:||Causes of death in essential mixed cryoglobulinemia|
GALLI, MASSIMO (Ultimo)
|Parole Chiave:||Liver Diseases; Vasculitis; Humans; Cryoglobulinemia; Kidney Failure, Chronic; Middle Aged; Follow-Up Studies; Male; Female|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore MED/16 - Reumatologia|
|Data di pubblicazione:||1986|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/BF02909367|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|