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Actin Smooth Muscle Ab Igg
What is a smooth muscle ab blood test and a titer test for, and what does it mean if they're positive?
Smooth muscle is an involuntary non-striated muscle. It is divided into two sub-groups; the single-unit (unitary) and multiunit smooth muscle. Smooth muscle is found within the walls of blood vessels. Smooth muscle is also found in lymphatic vessels, the urinary bladder, uterus, male and female reproductive tracts, gastrointestinal tract, respiratory tract, arrector pili of ...Read more
Why is there a need for immunohistochemistry: smooth muscle actin after i got the diagnosis: cellular spindle cell lesion favor nodular fascitis?
To help diagnosis: Pathologists often use immunohistochemistry to help in arriving at a diagnosis. For softn tissue tumors immunohistochemistry can help better characterize the type of tumor...For example if is smooth muscle derived or a neural tumor etc. In terms of nodular fasciitis, it can morphologically appear similar to some smooth muscle tumors and some other fibroblastic tumors so ihc may be used. ...Read more
Stomach pain, muscle & joint weakness/ pain, low grade fever for a month, and cough. Mycoplasma pneumoniae IgG IgM ab. positive. What do I do now?
My IgG came back high for rocky mountain fever. I've been having severe weakness, muscle fatigue, joint pain; should I be treated, is this a cause?
No: The igm segment needs to be positive for you to have acute active disease. See a rheumatologist. ...Read more
Toxoplasmosis.Negative IgM but Postive IgG. Is it possible that I am still suffering from infection? Sick for year- fatigue, muscle pain, swollen node
Another condition?: IgM signifies an active infection and IgG actually provides protection due to exposure in the past. You need to consult a rheumatologist and/or hematologist to find out the real cause for your illness. ...Read more
+Ana 1:160 H. +EBV 3.97 H (via igg). Joint pain, muscle aches, headaches, phantom smells (bleach),metallic taste, dizziness, weakness, some nausea. ?
Nondiagnostic: Despite the elevated ANA your varied symptoms are nondiagnostic although a connective tissue or autoimmune disease is suspected. Perhaps a screen for toxic substances including metals, mercury levels etc should be done. I recommend that you consult a rheumatologist who will take a thorough history, perform a physical examination and order an appropriate tests in order to make a diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: Smooth muscle is an involuntary non-striated muscle. It is divided into two sub-groups; the single-unit (unitary) and multiunit smooth muscle. Smooth muscle is found within the walls of blood vessels. Smooth muscle is also found in lymphatic vessels, the urinary bladder, uterus, male and female reproductive tracts, gastrointestinal tract, respiratory tract, arrector pili of skin, and other places. ...Read more
It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more
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