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which infections have an elevated ch50

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Complement: Total hemolytic complement (ch50) is the best functional assay of the complete complement sequence.Ch50 is often decreased in sle, glomerulonephritis ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
9 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Can't be sure: Diverticulosis does not cause pain, but diverticulitis would (leaking of intestinal content internally). High CH50 means that the "classic and termin ... Read More
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Lab data: Without placing values in a clinical context with full history, exam and all data it is pointless to speculate. You need to be evaluated by a physici ... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
36 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Difficult to tell: Without any context, it is very difficult to interpret laboratory results. More information about why these particular tests were done would be helpfu ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maureen Mays
Specializes in Clinical Lipidology
No, but the meds....: Early HIV infection isn't associated with an increase in cholesterol levels. However, most HIV treatment regimens are associated with an increase in ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Johanna Fricke
49 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
The sinuses, or air : Spaces, are not well-developed enough in an infant for a diagnosis of sinusitis. If there is no middle ear infection, pneumonia or meningitis to defi ... Read More
A 96-year-old male asked:
Dr. Visalakshi Vallury
23 years experience Family Medicine
Leukocytosis: A high white blood cell count can also occur with a reaction to a drug that increases white blood cell production, a disease of bone marrow, causing a ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Likely unrelated: The two test results are likely to be unrelated. Esr may be high in an infection. All lab results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and t ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christine Hom
29 years experience Pediatrics
Blood tests: There are a few diseases that leap out from blood tests. Most of the time, however, blood tests don't tell the doctor much on their own, not very spe ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Scholand
22 years experience Infectious Disease
Meningitis: More than 5 WBCs in the CSF by definition is meningitis. Sometimes you can have BOTH blood infection and meningitis (blood being a route that the cove ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Yu
Dr. John Yu answered
15 years experience Endodontics
No: Elevated TSH is usually caused by deficiency in T3 (liothyronine) or t4. One common cause of that is iodine deficiency. Abscess tooth will elevate y ... Read More
A 15-year-old male asked:
Dr. Howard Feinberg
36 years experience Rheumatology
Too young: Please have an adult ask for you we cannot accept a question from a minor. Sorry!
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Magdy Shaaban
40 years experience Hematology and Oncology
HCV: yes may cause lymphocytosis or lymphopenia or may not cause any changes on CBC
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harinder Gill
38 years experience Cardiology
Sinus disease HTN: Microscopic polyangiitis (polyarteritis nodosa),Churg-Strauss syndrome,Chronic sinusitis,Goodpasture’s syndrome,Systemic lupus erythematosus,Sarcoidos ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Stuart
44 years experience Family Medicine
Very unlikely: I have never seen a yeast infection in the nose but have seen sinusitis caused by a different sort of fungus, aspergillus. You can be relatively sur ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Vanis
44 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Pneumococcal infecti: Pneumococcal infections can cause an enlarged spleen, but also, certain viral illnesses such as mononucleosis.
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A 67-year-old male asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No: CRP is rather a nonspecific marker for inflammation and other disorders as blood diseases, myeloproliferative disorder is one of those diseases. Antib ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Whoa: I appreciate your interest in medicine but you've got no reason to be frightened. Herpes involving the brain is not subtle -- you'd be obviously sick. ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tarik Hadid
17 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Yes: Yes it definitely can
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Mathews
15 years experience Endocrinology
No: But your fsh should return to your pre-pregnant variation and ranges about 2 months after your pregnancy.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Unlikely : Yeast infection dose not cause low blood pressure.
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A 67-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience Rheumatology
Yes but need more: need more information on your diagnosis. There may be other medical issues involved. You need to discuss with your physician.
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No: This suggests that you may be at higher risk to develop thyroid disease or an autoimmune disorder. Follow up with your doctor is essential .
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