Patient came with a rather unusual complaint, and the first tests made doctors suspect cancer.
The doctor Alexander Myasnikov told how ice cream helped to detect a serious disease in men. The patient had thyroid disease and diabetes, and he had surgery on the heart.
The man told about a few strange symptoms. He complained that he could not swallow the cold food. For example, he couldn’t eat ice cream. At first he suspected the cancer, and when tests showed anemia, it has only strengthened the suspicion of doctors.
Butchers said that the patient had lots of tests. In the first place the cancer began to look in the intestines and stomach, because anemia is characteristic of these types of cancer. But after a series of surveys no sign of cancer, the doctors never found, but found elevated levels of bilirubin and some enzymes.
“This got us thinking about one very specific disease, the so — called cold agglutinins of the disease, when the temperature decreases, the body begins to produce antibodies to red blood cells, which destroy them, causing anemia,” said butchers.
When the patient again began to question, it became clear that he was very red in the cold. He described it “as if I’m an alcoholic,” noting that he is uncomfortable in the winter on the street. In addition, it revealed Raynaud’s syndrome. The man was prescribed the drug, a deactivation of the antibodies to erythrocytes, and advised less be out in the cold. It is a rare disease can cause a lot of problems, but it can be successfully controlled.