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what are antiplatelet antibodies?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Attack platelets: You may make these against your own platelets, or against platelets that have been transfused into you, which may also cause you to destroy your own platelets. Antiplatelet antibodies are important in two common clinical situatiions -- autoimmune thrombocytopenia and post-transfusion purpura. Your physician can explain if you do have one of these.

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What exactly is an anti-streptococcal antibody titer?

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Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Geriatrics 40 years experience
IgM or IgG anti stre: In general antibody titers are (blood or saliva or wherever the sample is )tests that measure the immunoglobulines associated to certain diseases (in this case streptococal)that indicate whether or not the body has developed defenses against. Igm elevated means a "recent" infection, IgG elevation means old or previous exposure.
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What is antibody therapy?

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Dr. Stephen Noga
Medical Oncology 34 years experience
Targeted therapy: The body's immune system normally makes antibodies that kill viruses, bacteria and even cancer cells. We have learned to make antibodies that are very specific to different cancers and we can add extra drugs to them that are only delivered to the cancer cells. Thus, we have "targeted" therapy to the specific cancer. These drugs show great promise alone or in combination with regular chemotherapy.
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A 35-year-old member asked:

What is a paraneoplastic antibody panel supposed to check for?

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Dr. Jack Mutnick
Allergy and Immunology 17 years experience
Autoantibody Panel: 1st off: this is an autoantibody panel through mayo medical labs. It is used for serological evaluation of patients who present with a subacute neurological disorder of undetermined etiology, especially those with known risk factors for cancer.
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A 37-year-old member asked:

What are the possible diagnosis's associated with a positive antinuclear antibodies test result?

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Dr. Michael Laccheo
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Rheumatology 15 years experience
Numerous: Thyroid disease, chronic infections including tb/viral hepatitis, subacute bacterial endocarditis, malignancies, any of the auto-immune or connective tissue disease, multiple sclerosis and patients with silicone breast implants.
A 29-year-old member asked:

Can someone have antibodies to nicotine and be allergic to it?

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Dr. Paul Carter
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Not reported: Although theoretically possible to be allergic to most substances, allergy to nicotine has not been reported.

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