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Hepatocellular disease, seizures, low blood count, anticardiolipin antibodies, arthritis, rash on hands and numbness in legs. What does this all mean?

Hepatocellular disease, seizures, low blood count, anticardiolipin antibodies, arthritis, rash on hands and numbness in legs. What does this all mean?

Auto-immune disorder: You have described features of auto-immune disorder. For example, a person with lupus could have all these features. You need evaluation and treatment by a physician in consultation with specialists in more than one field. ...Read more

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Cardiolipin ab what does it mean?

Cardiolipin ab what does it mean?

Cardiolipin: It is antibody from lupus family as well. Cane be seen in disease as syphilis, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis. It can affect pregnancy adversely so the pregnancy with this antibodies is considered high risk. ...Read more

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My anticardiolipin IgM is rising, now at 93.0 should I be concerned?

My anticardiolipin IgM is rising, now at 93.0 should I be concerned?

Anticardiolipin Ab: The primary consequence of the antiphospholipid antibody is non-inflammatory thromboembolic (clotting) disease. Virtually all venous and arterial systems have been cited, including large, medium, and small vessels. It could simply mean that the underlying disease process (lupus) is not being treated or controlled. ...Read more

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Anticardiolipin IgM elevated, what does it mean?

Antiphospholipids: Autoimmune antibodies can be formed against natural (normal) cell surface proteins. When this happens, adverse effects can occur. Anti-cardiolipin antibodies have been associated with abnormal blood clotting events and recurrent spontaneous miscarrages. See a hematology specialist for advice on this problem. ...Read more

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What are the cuases of elevated anticardiolipin antibodies?

What are the cuases of elevated anticardiolipin antibodies?

Auto-immunity: Anticardiolipin antibodies are commonly present in systemic lupus and related disorders. These antibodies are also present due to syphilis. See this site for more info. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/pmc95774/. ...Read more

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What happens if you have elevated anticardiolipin antibodies?

What happens if you have elevated anticardiolipin antibodies?

Depends: Antiphospholipid syndrome(aps) is an autoimmune disorder characterized by thromboses, complications of pregnancy, and certain laboratory abnormalities. Anti-cardiolipin of the IgA isotype are not part of the laboratory criteria for aps due to lack of specificity.Consult with your doctor regarding which type of antibody was tested and significance in your clinical situation. ...Read more

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Does anybody know about elevated anticardiolipin antibodies?

Auto-antbody: Anti-cardiolipin antibodies are seen in two main conditions, (1) auto-immune disease like systemic lupus, anti-phopholipid syndrome and (2) syphilis. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: anticardiolipin antibodies?

See below: Anti-cardiolipin antibodies (aca) are antibodies directed against cardiolipin and found in several diseases, including syphilis, antiphospholipid syndrome, and lupus. They are a form of anti-mitochondrial antibody. Aca can be classified as either igm, igg or IgA and they can be ?2-glycoprotein dependent or independent. Anti-phospholipid antibodies can either be lupus anticoagulants or the aca. ...Read more

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What autoantibody is seen the most in antiphospholipid syndrome? For example..Perhaps anticardiolipin is seen more often than the others...?

What autoantibody is seen the most in antiphospholipid syndrome?  For example..Perhaps anticardiolipin is seen more often than the others...?

APS : The antibodies seen antiphospholipid syndrome are as follows: igg and igm anticardiolipin antibodies; lupus anticoagulant; igg and igm anti-ß2-glycoprotein i antibodies. Depending on the clinical presentation, 2 of these antibodies should be positive and the first 2 mentioned are usually measured with the third antibody measured if only one of the 1st 2 is positive. ...Read more

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Anticardiolipin antibodies--what are they and effects of pregnancy?

Anticardiolipin antibodies--what are they and effects of pregnancy?

Anticardiolipin: There is a realtionship to higher amounts of miscarriages with this antibody . About 2% to 4% of the general population has antiphospholipid antibodies, and over half of those have primary anticardiolipin (an antiphospholipid) antibody syndrome. Antiphospholipid syndrome is a factor in about 15% of women who have recurrent miscarriages. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous to have elevated anticardiolipin antibodies?

Is it dangerous to have elevated anticardiolipin antibodies?

It depends: Just having those antibodies may be harmless. However, they can be associated with certain diseases; cause thrombosis (occlusion) of blood vessels, reduce the number of platelets (the cells in the blood that are crucial for clotting) and bleeding in the skin. Most depends on how high the level of those antibodies is in your system. ...Read more

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Antinuclear antibody and anticardiolipin ab both positive, what are implications?

Antinuclear antibody and  anticardiolipin ab both positive, what are implications?

Connective Tissue Dx: With a positive ana, you must now characterize it. The positive anticardiolipin abs need to quatified for the 3 types: igg, igm, and iga. The ones that are likely to cause thrombotic issues are in order: igm, igg, and iga. You need a rheumatologic or immunologic evaluation. ...Read more

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Is there a connection between: high calcium (11.2), high anticardiolipin (16), high c-reactive protein (7.2)?

Is there a connection between: high calcium (11.2), high anticardiolipin (16), high c-reactive protein (7.2)?

Maybe: Depending on which antibody for anticardiolipin and which lab that value may fall into the indeterminate range and not really be an issue. The c- reactive protein can be elevated with acute infection or chronic inflammation. The elevated calcium deserves repeat testing with some additional labs to evaluate the parathyroid glands. You need the help of your medical provider to sort out the relevance. ...Read more

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Is there a connection between: high calcium (11.2), high anticardiolipin (16), high c-reactive protein (7.2) ?

Is there a connection between: high calcium (11.2), high anticardiolipin (16), high c-reactive protein (7.2) ?

See details: The anticardiolipin antibody value of 16 is only marginally elevated and probably not clinically significant. The elevated calcium is the major issue and needs immediate evaluation. ...Read more

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Had 2 very early miscarriages and anticardiolipin is very high, doc advise to take injection against this daily upto 34 th week. Risk and cost?:(:(

Had 2 very early miscarriages and anticardiolipin is very high, doc advise to take injection against this daily upto 34 th week. Risk and cost?:(:(

Worth it: if you want to have a baby and a family, no risks if you have a good follow up in high risk pregnancy service, get in contact with Medicaid once you conceive if you a problem with insurance, good luck ...Read more

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My wife is pregnant for the first time, at the eight week, she didn't abortion before. Analysis :anticardiolipin ab (lgm):123 u/ml what do you see?

My wife is pregnant for the first time, at the eight week, she didn't abortion before. Analysis :anticardiolipin ab (lgm):123 u/ml what do you see?

See below: I think we need more medical history posted with this question. If your wife is pregnant for the first time and she has never had a miscarriage, I am not certain why anticardiolipid antibodies were drawn. Has she had blood clot, hx of stroke or lupus? We need more information like that to best answer this question. ...Read more

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How do you have a successful pregnancy with anticardiolipin antibody?

How do you have a successful pregnancy with anticardiolipin antibody?

High risk OB doctor: You want to be cared for by a high risk obstetrical specialist. These doctors have a lot of experience taking care of patients with this problem. You want to be a routine case, if possible, and that is more likely with a specialist. You visit them before getting pregnant. Usually Heparin and Immune Globulin treatments are used to help your body through the pregnancy in addition to good care. ...Read more

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Do you have lupus if you have anticardiolipin antibodies? What else do you look for with this?

Not necessarily: Antiphospholipid antibodies can occur where there is no underlying disease or can be associated with lupus, rheumatoid arthritis and other disorders. ...Read more