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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?

What is the definition or description of: anticardiolipin antibodies?

Mitochondrial factor: Cardiolipin is the equivalent of a mitochondrial factor, and so anticardiolipin antibodies are considered to be anti-mitochondrial antibiodies. They are also found in various diseases (such as syphilis, antiphospholipid syndrome, beh├žet's syndrome, systemic lupus erythematosus). They can be seen in association with spontaneous abortions too. ...Read more

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