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Content updated on Sep 14, 2022

What is hypergammaglobulinemic purpura?

Hypergammaglobulinemic purpura of Waldenström is a condition characterized by hypergammaglobulinemia (high levels of immunoglobulins in the blood), recurring purpura (tiny red/ purple spots due to small blood vessels leaking into the skin), increased Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate (indicating inflammation in the body) , and rheumatoid factors in the blood (proteins from the immune system that can attack healthy tissue). The cause is unknown, but may be associated with other diseases, like immune system disorders.

Symptoms of hypergammaglobulinemic purpura

  • Purple rash

Questions your doctor may ask to check for hypergammaglobulinemic purpura

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose hypergammaglobulinemic purpura

  • Do you have purple spots on your skin?

Treatment for hypergammaglobulinemic purpura

Hypergammaglobulinemic purpura treatment can vary dependng on the severity. Treatment involves medication to suppress inflammation and reduce symptoms.

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  • Purple rash

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