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does immunoglobulin help with idiopathic inflammatory myopathies

A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Wang
Dr. Gary Wang answered
40 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Idiopathic myopathy.: Idiopathy means not know the cause yet. More and more former idiopathic disorders become well known etiology. The answer is if it is still idiopathic ... Read More
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A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Chao
38 years experience Radiology
Your doctor needs: to findout if you have any cause for your neuropathy. This can be from many causes - usually diabetes or alcohol or other drugs are the cause. You ne ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
40 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Hematologists: Have the answer, I trust you are under the care of one the esperts, and it's your right to seek another opinion, Rhogam and splenectomy can still be a ... Read More
Dr. Alvin Wells
42 years experience Rheumatology
ITP: Your treatments do sound effective. I would also suggest a treatment to maintain a long-term response. I would see a rheumatologist. Rituxan has been ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rahul Banerjee
22 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Idiopathic: The term idiopathic as you may know means that your doctors are unable to determine a cause for the problem. When a condition is idiopathic it makes i ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Singer
51 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Myopathy: Steroids are often used to treat idiopathic myopathy.
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
One issue at a time: The room for a response is limited. Each of the mentioned issues requires separate discussion. For the first issue, heart failure is a generic term th ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
33 years experience Allergy and Immunology
See immunologist: Immunoglobulin A and G are major parts of the immune system that protect us from serious bacterial infections. Lacking IgA is fairly common but lack ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Romeo Mandanas
38 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Waldenstrom's Dz: An elevation of immunoglobulin m (igm) in the serum esp. If monoclonal (of one kind) raises the possibility of waldenstrom's macroglobulinemia - a mal ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael P Vaughn
34 years experience Allergy and Immunology
High IgM: This is typically normal if seen on any one spot check. If it is high repeatedly on two or more checks, a test called " immunofixation" should be orde ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
Have test if at risk: If you are potentially at risk for HIV, for sure get tested. Also, CDC and public health experts recommend an HIV test once for everyone age 13-64, ev ... Read More
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