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Dr. Gregory Lanza
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Immunoglobulin M (Definition)

There are 5 classes of immune proteins: igg, iga, igm, ige and igd. Igm fights infection. If you produce too little then infections may occur and you have hypogammaglobulinemia. If you have too much you ...Read more


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Why would I need a borrelia burgdorferi antibody assay?

Why would  I   need a borrelia burgdorferi antibody assay?

Lyme disease: Borrlia burgdorferi is the bacteria that causes lyme disease. Your doctor may be testing you to rule it in or out. ...Read more

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What exactly does borrelia burgdorferi do to your cells to cause Lyme disease?

What exactly does borrelia burgdorferi do to your cells to cause Lyme disease?

Multiple imbalances: Borrelia burgdorferi bacteria have the most complex genome of any bacteria & create multiple imbalances.They can infect any organ & prevent that organ from functioning properly & elicit an inflammatory response. They suppress immune function, often opening the door for other infections, produce microbial toxins, create hormonal imbalances etc. See http://ldnr.Us/lyme_disease_pathophysiology.Html. ...Read more

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Do all ticks carry borrelia burgdorferi, the bacteria that causes Lyme disease?

Do all ticks carry borrelia burgdorferi, the bacteria that causes Lyme disease?

No: The total population of ticks in any grassy, wodded area could be in the millions. Several published studies on tick populations have shown 25-30% of the ticks were carrying lyme in an endemic area (an area where lyme disease is present). ...Read more

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Can "Shwartzman phenomenon" be caused by bacterial endotoxins from borrelia burgdorferi? Do people with Lyme ever get blood clots from this?

Can "Shwartzman phenomenon" be caused by bacterial endotoxins from borrelia burgdorferi?  Do people with Lyme ever get blood clots from this?

Lyme a spirochete: The Shwartzman phenomenon is reaction following the second exposure to a bacterial endotoxin, with tissue bleeding, necrosis and disseminated intravascular coagulation. Lyme disease is caused by B. burgdorferi, a spirochete, or zoonosis. Treatment can cause a Herxheimer reaction with fever, myalgia and arthralgia as toxins are released from the dead spirochetes. ...Read more

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Could i have Lyme disease? Not posible its recent. Borrelia Oct 14 IgM = 1.00 (1-1.5 inconclusive), Jan 15 IgM = 1.53 (1.5+pos) IgG = 0.16 (<1.00neg)

Could i have Lyme disease? Not posible its recent. Borrelia  Oct 14 IgM = 1.00 (1-1.5 inconclusive), Jan 15 IgM = 1.53 (1.5+pos) IgG = 0.16 (<1.00neg)

See details: The lab results sre unimpressive. I strongly doubt Lyme disease based on your lab results. Without your symptoms and results of a Western blot it is impossible to answer. I ...Read more

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OspA (outer-surface protein A) is specific to Borrelia ONLY. I have IgM antibodies to OspA and to no other bands. What's going on here?

OspA (outer-surface protein A) is specific to Borrelia ONLY.  I have IgM antibodies to OspA and to no other bands.  What's going on here?

Serotype to other +?: OspA serotypes 3–6. Phase I/II studies with the multivalent vaccine have been initiated in humans to determine the optimal dose, formulation, and booster interval in Borrelia seronegative as well as Borrelia seropositive individuals. American patients with Lyme arthritis commonly had antibody responses to OspA, BicA, and OspD. I am not clear as to what may cross react with other substances +? ...Read more

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Whats borrelia bugdorferi?

Whats borrelia bugdorferi?

Bacteria causes Lyme: Borrelia burgdorferi is the bacteria that is the causative agent of lyme disease. It has the most complex genome of any bacteria known to man, which contributes to its ability to infect any organ and to mask itself from the immune system and develop resistance to antibiotics. It is most commonly transmitted by ticks but may be transmitted by other biting/stinging insects, sexually & congenitally. ...Read more

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What does low level of IgM mean?

What does low level of IgM mean?

Maybe nothing?: Igm is a type of antibody you make to help fight infections. Slightly low igm by itself may not mean anything (i.e., your nature level). If it is very low, or other antibodies are also low (or not functioning), it may be a sign of immune deficiency that can lead to more infections. If you have ?S, see a clinical immunologist. They can help determine if your immune system is functioning properly. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a low IgM level?

What does it mean to have a low IgM level?

Immune test: The body normally makes immunoglobulins iga, igg, igm, ige and igd. Low or absent IG levels are seen in patients with recurrent infections. A low igm level that is clinically relevant usually occurs in the presence of a low igg and/or IgA level. It is always best to treat a patient, not a number. If a person is otherwise healthy and only has lower igm, usually no worries. ...Read more

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What does it mean that I have a low IgM level?

What does it mean that I have a low IgM level?

Low IgM: Low IgM levels in and of themselves are not common, but can occur. If they occur with low IgG levels or with other clinical symptoms the diagnosis can be different. Isolated low IgM can be caused by a variety of factors, and often eventually resolves. See an immunologist for further evaluation to determine the cause. ...Read more

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What is a large amount of IgM in your blood

What is  a large amount of  IgM in your blood

Its an antibody.: Antibody types in your blood include igg, IgA and igm. When there is a generalized increase in antibodies, which can happen with inflammation, it's call "polyclonal." if there is a single antibody molecule that is increased, it's "monoclonal". That can be either benign (monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance) or a sign of cancer, usually a lymphoma, diagnosed by bone marrow biopsy. ...Read more

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What is IgG and IgM and what do they do for our body?

What is IgG and IgM and what do they do for our body?

Types of antibodies.: Igm appears first after infection or vaccination and begins the process of fighting the invading germs, and is then replaced by igg which provides lasting protection against reinfection. ...Read more

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Is there a link between coeliac disease and a low igm?

Is there a link between coeliac disease and a low igm?

Maybe: Celiac disease has been associated with decreased spleen function, an important organ in the immune system. And decreased IGM producing cells have been noted in celiac patients with low spleen function. I don't think anyone has come up with a mechanism yet so it is only an association at this point. ...Read more

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What is hepatitis b core ab IgM test?

What is hepatitis b core ab IgM test?

See below: Presence of IgM hepatitis b core antibody indicates an acute (current) or recent hepatitis b infection. ...Read more

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