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my t-igm is positive and t-igg is negative ? what does that signify ? and what's the reason for wbcs being high ? any further tests ?

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Dr. Andris Radvany
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Phases of infection: Igm is the antibody that is 1st to rev up in early phases of infection. Then as the body begins to fight infection it produces more igg antibodies. The body keeps igg around as a "memory" so it can respond more quickly and vigorously if it sees that infection again. The duration and efficacy of the memory is variable. This is also how vaccinations work.
Answered on Jan 23, 2014
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Dr. John Chiu
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56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Most likely the initial phase of an acute infection.
Jan 23, 2014

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