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what does it mean to have antibodies in your blood

A female asked:
Dr. Patrick Connerly
48 years experience in Family Medicine
See belo: Blood types can be O, A, B, and AB. Antibodies can be to those "type" pr0teins or due to other blood proteins- e.g. Rh, Kell, etc. You need to know ... Read More

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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peterson Pierre
23 years experience in Dermatology
Herpes Ab: It means you have been exposed to the herpes virus at some point in your life. 95% of the us population has been exposed to herpes at one point or an ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience in Infectious Disease
Herpes antibody?: Probably you mean herpes antibody, not antibiotic. Antibodies are proteins that the immune system produces to help fight infection. A positive test fo ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Depends: Some autoimmune disorder and chronic inflammatory disorders are associated with increase in immunoglobulin levels and a rheumatologist is the right sp ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience in Pediatrics
Hla marker: Hla is another blood marker which is important in stem cell transplantation
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience in Infectious Disease
Maybe yes: Positive HSV blood test means the person is infected, and HSV infections last for life. Half of all adults in the US are positive for HSV type 1, due ... Read More
A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Inflammation?: Your sed rate is somewhat elevated and may indicated inflammation. The unusual antibodies could be autoimmune antibodies such as ANA titer which may ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
34 years experience in Aesthetic Medicine
Alot of transfusions: Some persons develop antibidoies if they receive multiple transfusions. This is not unheard of in persons who get a transfusion every few months for m ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
More specific please: You will need to find out the name of the rare antibody before anyone can give you a response. I had ignored your posting but finally decided to act o ... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Diede
28 years experience in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Hemolytic anemia: Have you had problems with anemia? Auto antibodies that recognize the p antigen on red blood cells cause something known as donath-landsteiner hemolyt ... Read More
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