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Anti ro ssa was low but present. anti TG antiTpo antibodies elevated but ana w/ panel was (-) euthyroid.has s/s responds to plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) Differential Dx?

Anti ro ssa was low but present. anti TG antiTpo antibodies elevated but ana w/ panel was (-) euthyroid.has s/s responds to plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) Differential Dx?

Sjögren's syndrome: Anti-ssa antibodies are most commonly associated with Sjögren's syndrome, but it does not confirm a diagnosis. Pts should may have symptoms of dry eyes and dry mouth, which are classic for Sjögren's syndrome. These ab's are also associated with connective tissue diseases such as lupus or SLE. However, a pt must have clinical and lab abnormalities to meet the diagnosis. ...Read more

Antibody (Definition)

An antibody is a protein the body's immune system makes to identify potentially harmful substances in the body. Antibodies attach to the substance on a molecular level and mark it so the immune ...Read more


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Anti thryroglobulin anti level 14.9 ?anti microsomal ab level 77?

Anti thryroglobulin anti level 14.9 ?anti microsomal ab level 77?

Elevated: Hi. In the labs I know, those levels would be above normal, indicating an autoimmune process in the thyroid. They do not imply anything about thyroid function, and can be seen elevated in hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, and with normal thyroid function. If your thyroid function is abnormal, those antibodies would imply an autoimmune etiology. ...Read more

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Please interpret this HBsAG reactive, anti hbs non-reactive, hbeag non-reactive, anti hbe reactive, anti hbc (igm) nonreactive, anti hbc total reactiv?

Please interpret this HBsAG reactive, anti hbs non-reactive, hbeag non-reactive, anti hbe reactive, anti hbc (igm) nonreactive, anti hbc total reactiv?

Hep B: It means you were exposed to the virus in the past and you don't have an acute infection. Despite that you did not develop the immunity and you can still be reinfected. You are not highly contagious yourself, i still suggest you partner and family should get vaccinated. ...Read more

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Anti microsomal antibody is -191 and anti thyroglobulin antibody is-236.1 iu/ml what does it mean , suggest medicines?

Anti microsomal antibody is -191 and anti thyroglobulin antibody is-236.1 iu/ml what does it mean , suggest medicines?

Autoimmune: These antibody titers point to the presence of an autoimmune process which makes you at a higher risk of getting thyroid disease. Need to know what your thyroid function is and what kinds of symptoms you have before any suggestion on treatment can be made. Shouldn't you be talking to the doctor who ordered these tests? ...Read more

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What would cause a high positive ANA (1:640) speckled, nucleolar with a low positive smooth muscle antibody (1:40) but negative SS-A, SS-B, anti-Smith, RNP, SCL-70, Anti Jo antibodies? Liver disease?

Probably normal: Many people have a positive ANA without being sick. If you also have elevated liver enzymes, a workup for autoimmune hepatitis may be continued, but if there's nothing to suggest a liver problem biochemically, I'd not be in a hurry to diagnose despite anti-smooth-muscle. ANA means nothing apart from the clinical picture. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Pls interpret: HBsAG w/Titer 4548.07 Reactive. Anti HBS NONREACTIVE, HBeAG NONREACTIVE, Anti HBe REACTive, Anti HBc IgM NONREACTIVE?

Pls interpret: HBsAG w/Titer 4548.07 Reactive. Anti HBS NONREACTIVE, HBeAG NONREACTIVE, Anti HBe REACTive, Anti HBc IgM NONREACTIVE?

Chronic hepatitis B: This pattern of serology is consistent with chronic hepatitis B infection, which often leads to fatal cirrhosis and/or liver cancer. Consultation with a gastroenterologist with an interest is liver disease is recommended. ...Read more

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Is immune globulin antibodies a medication?

Is immune globulin antibodies a medication?

IVIg, SCIg: Immunoglobulins are proteins that aour body produce with the major function of neutralizing microbes. They are also called antibodies. Some people are congenitally deficient and receive a concentrate of immunoglobulins prepared from blood donors. When given intravenously is called ivig, given subcutaneously is scig. Another function is anti-inflammation, and is used in autoimmune conditions. ...Read more

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What would cause an intolerance to glutamic acid? Gad autoantibodies? Gad deficiency? Glutamate receptor autoantibodies(anti-nmda, anti-ampa)?

What would cause an intolerance to glutamic acid? Gad autoantibodies?  Gad deficiency?  Glutamate receptor autoantibodies(anti-nmda, anti-ampa)?

None of the above.: Msg - ubiquitous Amino Acid and major excitatory neurotransmitter in brain. Studied extensively. Does not cause allergy or intolerance except at high dose and only then in susceptible persons when given in large doses without food. See fda, j. Nutrition, food chem and toxicology, etc. ...Read more

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Coexistence of hbsag and anti hbs?

Coexistence of hbsag and anti hbs?

It's possible.: When HBsAg and HBsAb are detected simultaneously, the first thing to do is to recheck the labs to be sure it is not in error. If it is confirmed, it is a rare instance of a mutation in the HBsAg region, and there is not good data about the response to conventional therapies. Be sure you were seeing an experienced hepatologist if this is present. Good luck. ...Read more

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Anti tpo antibodies 1300. What does this mean?

Anti tpo antibodies 1300. What does this mean?

Hashimotos: This would suggest autoimmune thyroid disease, either hashimotos thyroiditis or graves disease. But it is not diagnostic. See your endocrinologist. ...Read more

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Please interpret my hepatitis b profile result: thanks HBsAg - reactive ANTI HBs- non-reactive ANTI HAV IgM- non-reactive HBeAg- non-reactive ANTI HBe?

Please interpret my hepatitis b profile result: thanks
HBsAg - reactive
ANTI HBs- non-reactive
ANTI HAV IgM- non-reactive
HBeAg- non-reactive
ANTI HBe?

Hep B testing: You need to have your doctor repeat the testing for confirmation because as it stands right now, you are currently positive for Hepatitis B although it does not show you as infectious to others. Nevertheless, these are rudimentary labs that need to be addressed by your primary doctor for further clarification. ...Read more

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I have joint pain and sometimes feel fever,twitching. Ana 1:40 but Rf, anti ccp , anti dna, anti sm,crp, Esr, scl-70 are negative, autoimmune disease?

I have joint pain and sometimes feel fever,twitching. Ana 1:40 but Rf, anti ccp , anti dna, anti sm,crp, Esr, scl-70 are negative, autoimmune disease?

Consultation advised: Unfortunately, Medicine is much too complicated to be able to give helpful advice on the basis of such limited information. An IN BOX Text consultation at Health Tap may be helpful.You would need to upload results of any tests, if available, as well as your medical history. You would NEED TO MAKE YOURSELF AVAILABLE for 24 hours to reply to any questions from your consultant.http://bit.ly/1OiIRcI ...Read more

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My t3is 108.21 T4 is 10.80 n TSH is 5.43.Antinuclear antibodies is negative. Antithyroglobulin antibodies is <15.0.Peroxidase antibodies is h 100.30?

My t3is 108.21 T4 is 10.80 n TSH is 5.43.Antinuclear antibodies is negative. Antithyroglobulin antibodies is <15.0.Peroxidase antibodies is h 100.30?

Hashimoto's: Your labs showed that you have hashimoto's thyroid disease, an autoimmune thyroid disease that will cause hypothyroidism over time. You are currently subclinically hypothyroid but in light of the positive antibodies, you should talk to your doctor to get treated, especially since you are 24 and is at a reproductive age. Good luck, . ...Read more

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What are anti-dna antibodies?

What are anti-dna antibodies?

Autoimmune diseases: Anti-dna antibodies, a blood test done when suspecting connective tissue diseases also known as autoimmune diseases (example: lupus). The body immune system makes antibodies to attack its own dna resulting in illness. Caution: blood test alone will not make the diagnosis. Typical symptoms plus test are needed for diagnosis. ...Read more

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Does anti anxiety drugs lower bp?

Does anti anxiety drugs lower bp?

YES/NO: Medications that treat anxiety are many and not limited to what is referred to as "antianxiety meds" which usually are benzodiazepines , for those , they do relax smooth muscles and may drop blood pressure, it is not a clinically significant common side effect that we see frequently in anxiety clinic. Good luck and feel better. ...Read more

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Positif ANA IF, Anti-B2 glicoprotein igM, anti-CMV igG, Lupus Anticoagulants, history of DVT. Dr suspect Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS). Possible?

Positif ANA IF, Anti-B2 glicoprotein igM, anti-CMV igG, Lupus Anticoagulants, history of DVT. Dr suspect Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS). Possible?

POSSIBLE: Your lab outcomes plus the prior DVT, seem consistent, but other labs may further assist such as changes in PTT. Might get additional opinion to confirm your diagnosis, and exclude other problems, but certainly antiphospholipid antibody syndrome seems high on list. ...Read more

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Good day, please interpret me this, HBSAG REACTIVE, ANTI HBS NON-REACTIVE, ANTI HBC (IGG/TOTAL) REACTIVE? THANK YOU

Good day, please interpret me this, HBSAG REACTIVE, ANTI HBS NON-REACTIVE, ANTI HBC (IGG/TOTAL) REACTIVE? THANK YOU

Needs medical care: A person with Hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) reactive means she has the virus and is infectious. Her blood and body fluids are contagious. There are millions of people with Hep B in the same situation. Her Hepatitis B surface antibody (anti-HBs) being non-reactive means she does not have protection against the virus. Anti-HBc reactive means she has had the virus, but we already know this. ...Read more

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I am having anti thyroid anti microsomal antibody of 977 IU/ml.will this leads to impotency?

I am having anti thyroid anti microsomal antibody of 977 IU/ml.will this leads to impotency?

No unless: unless this causes your thyroid to malfunction it would not affect your potency. However this finding does increase the risk of developing thyroid disease and thus needs to be followed up with your doctor. ...Read more

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