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Bullous Pemphigold Bp230 Igg
Immunodeficiency: Immunoglobulin g, igg, is an antibody, a protein that the immune system makes to help fight infection. Igg floats around in the blood stream and helps fight bacteria and viruses. An igg level of 3 is exceedingly low. In most labs, a normal igg level is around 700. Low igg can predispose you to having recurrent infections. You should see an immunologist about igg replacement. ...Read more
Antibody: Immunoglobulin g, igg, is an antibody. Antibodies are proteins the immune system makes to fight off infections. Igg is the antibody that floats around in the blood stream and helps fight bacteria and viruses. Igg is typically measured to make sure the immune system is making enough antibodies or to diagnose certain infections. It is not an allergy test. ...Read more
I'm 8 weeks pregnent. I have been tested to rubella. Serum for torch IgG came +ve 46.71, IgM came -ve 0.12. How'd i interpret it? Is it safe 4baby?
Antibodies: Vaccination against rubella is part of routine immunization. Rubella is a viral infection that can significantly harm your baby if you contract it during pregnancy. Screening for immunity is part of pregnancy care. Igg are antibodies that are mature immunity. They are our long term protectors. Igm are acute antibodies providing an inital response to infection. You are rubella immune! congrats. ...Read more
Autoimmune disorde: BP is likely an autoimmune disorder and can be dangerous depending on the type you have. You need to seek attention from a rheumatologist and appropriate surgeon if diagnosis hasn't been made for biopsy. Many people need to take medications for this ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possibly: If you are deficient and symptomatic (recurrent infections), they can possibly help your body fight infections better. Just because you have an igg deficiency does not mean your are immune deficient, however. Many people with low numbers have normal function and really are asymptomatic. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What problem?: This is in the reference range. Even if it was outside, it would mean nothing in the absence of a clinical history. ...Read more
Low IgG: Does he have recurrant infections of the respiratory or urinary system? If he does then the low igg may be important. Ask your doctor to rule out a subclass deficiency or common variable immunodeficiency syndrome. ...Read more
Rubella : This means you are immune.Get a more detailed answer ›
Non specific: High igg can be from different causes, most commonly if you are fighting an infection it transiently increases. The other 2 anomalies are only significant if sustained. What are your symptoms? Why did the doctor ask for these tests? ...Read more
My IgG levels are about 5 times the normal limit, but the IgA levels are normal. What does this mean?
High IgG: I assume your doctor then requested a subclass analysis of igg. It is important to recognize that a monoclonal elevation may indicate a serious condition. Ask your doctor. If it is polyclonal meaning that there is a general increase in igg, it may be found with inflammatory or infectious states. Sometimes a hematologist, immunologist or oncologist is needed to track this down. ...Read more
Bullous skin lesions: Please consult this site for information on this topic: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/bullous-pemphigoid/home/ovc-20157298 ...Read more
Bullous pemphigoid: This is an acute or chronic autoimmune skin disease, in which there is formation of blisters, known as bullae, at the space between the skin layers epidermis and dermis. It is classified as a type ii hypersensitivity reaction. It is not caused by bacteria, but there is always the possibility of secondary bacterial infection. ...Read more
I was wondering is a labrador's fur harmful to people having a skin disease like bullous pemphigoid?
No: I'm not aware of any reason to be concerned about this. ...Read more
Prednisone60mg/5days, & Promethazine25mg for Bullous Pemphigoid. Med has caused rash popping up all over, even hands/feet. How to treat? ( see pics).
See a dermatologist: Promethazine (phenergan) is of no use for bullous pemphigoid and will do nothing except sedate you. "Rash popping up all over" is too vague a description for any opinion. BP is very serious. How was the diagnosis established? Have you been exposed to other meds? You need immediate attention not available on line. Be sure the DR understands it is URGENT when you call. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ross River Virus Jan2014, subsequent rash & pernicious anaemia. Rash appears to be BULLOUS PEMPHIGOLD. Topical ointment NOVASONE largely ineffectual ?
Ouch!: If you haven't, see a Dermatologist - here's good info: http://www.dermnet.com/videos/bullous-diseases/autoimmune-blistering-diseases-of-the-basement-membrane-zone/bullous-pemphigoid-treatment/ You may need systemic corticosteroids but they have some bad side EFX. I hope it helps! Wish I could say 'No worries'. ...Read more