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Band 23 Positive Foe Lyme
what is difference between IgM and IgG for western blot for lyme. positive for IgM but not IgG, what does that mean? tks
Recent infection: Hi. IgM is present only with recent infection. After IgM levels fall away, IgG takes over for ongoing and recurrent exposure to antigen. (The antibodies in this picture are IgG's). I'm glad your doc was on the ball. She/he may have saved you a world of hurt by making the diagnosis promptly. Good luck! ...Read more
Lyme is caused by borrelia burgdorferi. Acute symptoms can include bullseye rash, headaches, joint pain, fever, and flu like sx. Chronic symptoms can include fibromyalgia symptoms, nerve pain in extremities, mood swings, brain fog, heart problems. Lab diagnosis is not very reliable, and sometimes clinical ...Read more
Wb-band 41 positive, dfm showed spirochetes and gemmas.Syphilis-negative.Can it be Lyme with only band 41 positive?Got inactive demyelination lessions
Possibly- more tests: A 41 band alone could signify lyme but is not enough to make the diagnosis. Unfortunately most labs don't do an adequate WB test- it's crucial to test the highly specific 31 & 34 bands & most labs don't. Ignenex does the best test. See http://www.Ilads.Org/lyme_disease/about_lyme.Html consider the controversial culture from advanced laboratory services: http://www.Medscape.Com/viewarticle/778482. ...Read more
Western blot-positive band 41, ELISA-positive. LLMD says I have Lyme, MD is skeptical. Ok so do I start Lyme treatment or not? I'm torn.....
NO 41 K is only one: 41 K is very common - you need more band than that. Look at your lab report and discuss it with your physician. Some reports require 3 or 4 bands. ...Read more
Tested positive for 2 bands of lyme disease. Can this lead to serious life complications. This could have occured years ago?
Not Lyme disease: These KD bands are common and you do not have enough bands to diagnose to Lyme. O ...Read more
I got a Lyme disease test done.& IgG 66 came positive out of the other 10 bands. What does this mean? Do I have Lyme or had it? Should i worry? Thanks
Not enough info: This test is not evidence of lyme but also not proof you don't have it! ultimately lyme is a clinical diagnosis. 20-30% of those who have it never have a positive western blot. It's really important that the test include the 31 & 34 bands & most labs don't check it- igenex is the best lab for a thorough test. See a doc who uses igenex as that is someone able to make a proper diagnosis.See comment:. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How can someone test positive for two Lyme-specific bands on western blot and NOT have been exposed to Lyme disease? What is magic about 5 bands?
Immune complexities: Lyme disease is caused by a certain type of bacteria called a 'spirochete'- they are a whole class actually of bacteria and believe it or not can be found commonly in the mouth or elsewhere in the environment. You have to reach a certain 'threshold' with Lyme testing because there could be some cross-reactivity coming from these other types of bacteria. The immune system is extraordinarily complex ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My test came back with IGM 23 band Present and Abnormal. My DR. says I don't have Lyme. That it is an old Lyme. But I feel like I'm dying everyday.
Not unusual: Whether or not your Lyme disease was treated early or late in is common to have significant late manifestations, commonly musculoskeletal pain. You can feel like you have the worst viral infection ever. You should consult with your family physician and possibly get a referral to an infectious disease specialist. ...Read more
My Lyme band 23 came back reactive, what does that mean. I have been fatigue, headaches, neck aches, for 2 months now. Could this mean I have lyme. ?
Must take in context: You shouldn't base a diagnosis of lyme disease on a single band of a western blot. A history of tick bite in an area where lyme disease is common, and rash are other important factors. The symptoms you report could be due to many things. Speak to your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Low vit d of 22, positive igm 23 n 41for lyme. Have fatigue mild body and muscle ache Is it just low vit d or lyme symptoms? No rash ever seen.
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