Macroglobulin

What is Macroglobulin?

A macroglobulin is a plasma globulin of high molecular weight.

Elevated levels of macroglobulins (macroglobulinemia) may cause manifestations of excess blood viscosity (as is the case for IgM antibodies in Waldenström macroglobulinemia) and/or precipitate within blood vessels when temperature drops (as in cryoglobulinaemia).

Other macroglobulins include alpha-2 macroglobulin, which is elevated in nephrotic syndrome, diabetes, severe burns, and other conditions, while a deficiency is associated with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

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yes, is it possible to get Waldenstroms cancer from a blood transfusion?

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Hereditary condition

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It is not possible for Waldenström’s cancer to get from blood transfusion.
The disease...

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what are the end stage conditions of waldenstrom's? Is there an expected longivity number?

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Please refer below

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Thanks for your query.

Waldenstrom's macroglobulinemia (WM) is a heterogeneous group and...

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hi i just had a medical check and my blood drawn the guy who drew the blood said my blood was too thick. can you tell me what causes this and is...

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viscosity of blood may be more(hyperviscosity)

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The lab guy who said that...

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