Medicine – MCQ 27 – A 60 year old woman presents with generalized edema, skin ulceration and hypertension

A 60 year old woman presents with generalized edema, skin ulceration and hypertension. Urine examination shows subnephrotic proteinuria (<2gm) and microscopic hematuria. Serum complement levels are decreased and she is positive for anti-hepatitis C antibodies. The likely diagnosis is :

A. PSGN
B. Essential mixed cryoglobulinemia
C. Membrano proliferative glomerulonephritis
D. Focal segmental glomerulosclerosis

Correct answer : Essential mixed cryoglobulinemia

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