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Anti E Antibody
I just found out that I have anti-e antibodies in my blood. I am not pregnant yet but want to try if no problems?
Antibodies & preg: Anti-e antibodies mean that your body will react against blood or cells with an "e-antigen" marker. First and simplest step is for your partner to have his blood tested to find out whether he carries this antigen. If he doesn't carry it, then it will not be a problem if you get pregnant with him. If he does carry the antigen, consult with a high-risk specialist in advance to manage & monitor.
I had anti-e antibody and healthy pregnancies then after 6 years recieve dianosis of ankylosing spondylitis and ms. Weird because all antibody tests are neg. Wrong diagnosis?
See below: If you are concerned about the diagnosis, it never hurts to seek a second opinion which is difficult for us to do here without examining you, taking, a history, and reviewing your tests.See 2 more doctor answers
35 week of pregnancy, antibody anti-e (1:8).My blood group:ab ccd. Ee (rh pos), father b+.What does it mean? Why should we test the antogen of the father?
Rh is complicated: Anti-e ("anti big-e") is much less likely to be troublesome than anti-d (the common anti-rh antibody). You inherited two copies of the cde allele, one of several that you can get at your main rh locus, and the father of at least one of your children has at least one copy of an allele with a big e. Titer isn't so important as how junior seems to be doing before birth. Best wishes.
Which antibody?: We all have antibodies to a number of antigens. Antibodies to self antigens may be associated with disease. Do you have more information about the type of antibody that is of concern to you.
Antibodies to what?: Antibodies are made by lymphocyte/plasma cells. These may be of animal origin which ranges from mice, rabbits, goat, sheet, cows, horses etc. Some antibodies are of human origin.
ABO: If by hdn you mean hemolytic disease of the newborn, ABO incompatibility between mother and baby, and ABO antibodies are the commonest cause. Antibodies to rh blood group types can also cause hdn, and uncommonly antibodies to other blood groups are involved. See this site for more info. Http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/books/nbk2266/.
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.
Depends on whose sm: Different labs have different ranges for their positive test. They usually set the range for detection at a certain level. Below that level they have many people without lupus that would have a + test. Above that level is what they call a + test. But not all labs are created equal - so each has there own level determined by their scientific investigations.
Exposure: It means that you have been exposed to echinococcus- the dog tape worm. If it is an igm antibody, it means a recent exposure. If it is just igg antibody, then it means you have been exposed to it sometime in the past.
Depends why elevated: This depends on why you have an elevated ANA. It can be there for lots of reasons. Classically we use this to diagnose systemic lupus erythematosus but most people with a positive ANA do not have systemic lupus erythematosus. As a rheumatologist we are asked to see a lot of people with a positive ANA Most of the time we find some other cause. Yours is high but it may not be high for any bad reason
Genetics: You're talking about blood group antigens; sugars on the outside of the red blood cells unique to those with certain blood types. Those who have sugars "A" and "B" should not develop antibodies to these sugars, or else such antibodies would "attack" their own red blood cells (triggering lysis).
Depends: Women who have been pregnant often have HLA antibodies. Their blood can cause side effects if transfused. If you need an organ transplant, it may make it more difficult to find compatible organ. Otherwise it is harmless.
Depends: Almost all women who have had children have antibodies to HLA of the baby's father. It can result from blood transfusion and organ transplant. Donated blood with HLA antibodies may cause harm to recipient. If you need an organ transplant then it is important not to use an organ with corresponding antigens.