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A 22-year-old male asked:

Test detects presence of pf hla b 27 antigen. ple suggest do's n dont's for me , abt diate, exercises, body movements etc. thanx.

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Don't Rx a lab value: The only question is whether you have reactive arthritis / ankylosing spondylitis or not. If you do, your physician is the one to make recommendations -- there's some biotech options that are very helpful. If you're not symptomatic, and this was found on a fishing expedition, it will probably never affect your life and there's nothing to do in any case. Best wishes.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
HLA B 27 is not a : Disease. People who have this antigen have higher than usual rate of some auto-immune disorders. There are no specific actions to be taken. As for everybody else, have a mixed diet rich on fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, nuts; low in saturated fats; no tobacco; and exercise. See this site for more info. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003551.htm.

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