Cryocrystalglobulinaemia is an extremely rare complication of monoclonal gammopathy. Its presentation has features of both type I and II cryoglobulinaemia. Although peripheral and digital ischaemia is common, visceral ischaemia is rare. When it does occur, it is usually associated with multiple myeloma and has an extremely poor prognosis. We present a case of bilateral renal artery thrombosis associated with cryocrystalglobulinaemia in a patient without myeloma. More unusual, the cryocrystal protein in this case was associated with fibrinogen, which may have led to increased propensity towards thrombosis. Although the patient was unable to recover his kidney function, he remained alive on dialysis 2 years after the incident. The patient did not have any further ischaemic event despite no definitive therapy. This case represents an unusual presentation for this rare disease.
- renal artery thrombosis
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