Here’s a great article to include with any VA filing of cryoglobulinemia, secondary to HCV. It affects many when they go out in temperatures below 40 degrees F. The cryoglobulins precipitate into a semi-solid state and cause blockages in the very small veins of the hands, feet, nose and ears. When you return into a warm place, they liquefy again and the pain is indescribable.
Cryoglobulinemia is most often associated with Raynaud’s phenomenon described here. Hope this helps some of you to win your claims on this. Many have this and do not know it. VA is not inclined to do a test of the IgG immunoglobulins unless you pitch a bitch.