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C Diff Antigen Positive Toxin Negative
Should u be on treatment if u tested positive for c diff toxin b & antigen by pcr. But have no diaherra?
C.diff: Asymptomatic carrier state is known to occur with c.Diff. Carriers actively excrete bacteria in stool. However there is not enough studies that treating asymptomatic carriers have any benefit. Hence, the current recommendation is not to treat. You can try using probiotics to improve colonic flora and possibly eliminate the c.Diff though this has not proven to always happen. ...Read more
Poisonous substance produced within living cells or organisms;man-made substances created by artificial processes are thus excluded. The term was first used by organic chemist ludwig brieger (1849–1919). For a toxic substance not produced within living organisms, "toxicant" and "toxics" are also sometimes used.. Toxins can be small ...Read more
Clostridium difficile toxin b gene present
clostridium dificile antigen presen. Would u no how severe the c diff is?
Have diarrhea or no?: C.Difficile is pathogenic in older children & adults (whose colonic microflora are altered by antibiotics, chemotherapy, salmonella/shigella). C.Diff causes diarrhea w/pseudomembranous & other colitis, complicates inflammatory bowel disease, causes fulminant transmural extension, perforation with peritonitis, toxic megacolon. Treatment, & confirmation of post-treatment eradication, is recommended. ...Read more
Had clostridium difficile, toxin a and b. Was cured and test show all are negative. Diarrea continues what can I do?
Retest: If you had confirmed c diff and diarrhea has returned following treatment then you likely have recurrence. The stool studies are not 100% accurate. ...Read more
No diaherra but positive for c diff toxin b. Do i need treatment? Most i get is mild cramps. & slight temp. 99.8. For a bit then normal
Doctors advice: Not sure where the disconnect is here. We are not here to provide treatment or to interfere with the doctor providing you care. Asking us the asme question over and over is unnecessary. Take the medicine your physician recommends and be done with this. You have an infection and a fever! ...Read more
If i'm a carrier of c diff & had a stool test done. Would toxins show up in test? I no most docs are carriers. Would they test positive if tested.
Don't worry: Clostridium difficile is ubiquitous, many (maybe most) people have a few of these among the hundreds of different species in the gut, and trying to detect (let alone treat) these people serves no public good and generates only fear and superstition. Cdc guidelines http://www.Cdc.Gov/hai/pdfs/cdiff/cohen-idsa-shea-cdi-guidelines-2010.Pdf. ...Read more
I was told the c diff toxin screen came back positive. I don't have diarrhea or other symptoms. They still want to treat me with antibiotics. Can us b?
Carrier: Carriers of c diff, even though they have no symptoms, can transmit the infection. Unless they are in a hospital or nursing home, they often are not treated but advised to be very careful about hygiene after bowel movements. A consultant in infectious diseases can advise you best on whether you should be treated. ...Read more
No diaherra. Just soft stools. Green with mucus sometimes. Other times kinda hard. Test showed c diff positive toxin b. Can i be colonized? Treatment?
How many days after being off treatment can u get retested for clostridium difficile colitis to see if positive or negative.
Usually not: Re-tested as a matter of routine. If you are not better after the prescribed course of treatment then see your doctor or gastroenterologist asap for a re-evaluation of your condition. Don't wait to get more ill or dehydrated. ...Read more
What other way can a baby be positive for toxigenic c. Diff, if mother is negative and if he hasnt been on antibiotic?
I have diarrhea, bleeding, abd pain/bloating, nausea 1 yr. Norm upper/lower GI, neg ova/parasite tests, positive c diff. Can c diff last that long?
Yes!: If you have above symptoms and past history of C Diff- sometimes it can be antibiotic resistant strain . You should be retested and seek medical attention ASAP! Besides it nutrition is very important: eat daily high dose probiotic food ( KEFIR, Greek plain Yogurt, Danactive, Lassi) and pod supplement as VSL#3 450-900 billions bacteria. Keep hydrated. Don't procrastinate to see doctor. ...Read more
My ANA test results(antigen) are negative except control (co). Control(Co) is strong positive (160). What does it mean?
ANA tests: Suspect you read it backwards. Read results again. ...Read more
Hepb surface antigen positive, confirmatory test negative, antibody and core negative, should I worry?
Possibly: Do not understand how initial test was positive and "confirmatory" test negative. Need to repeat these, although you may be in the "window" period, when antigen is being consumed by forming antibody and neither is measurable. Wait 3 months and retest antibody titers. By then you may be hepb antibody and core antibody positive, in which case you are immune. ...Read more
Is it possible to test positive for hiv 25 days after possible exposure? I had an antigen and antibodies test done which came back negative.
My hep b surface antigen is positive but conformation test is negative, also all other test hsbc antibody and core negative , is it a false report?
Hi please help, hepb surface antigen positive, hep b surface antigen confirmatory negative, antibody negative and anti core negative.What does it mean?
Hepatitis B testing: You should have it rechecked. Hbsag or surface antigen tests are the same, not like in HIV which has screening and confirmatory test. Normally, in the window period after an acute infection, all test for surface antigen or its antibodies are negative except for antibody to core antigen. Hbsag or surface antigen appears right after infection or exposure and disappears in recovery. ...Read more
Restate: Restate question. hepatitis B antibody which is positive after vaccine or have recovered developing immunity to the infection which means you have immunity.Hepatiis B antigenand hepatitis core antibody are positive during infection.After acute hepatitis B infection about 10 to 20% of people develop a chronic hepatitis B infection. You can do a HealthTap visit with copy of your lab for diagnosis ...Read more
Dengue ns1 antigen is non reactive but dengue igm is positive and igg is negative. what does this mean?
Plan: For professional answer these results need to be discussed with doctor, who knows your medical history and symptoms. Specific antibodies various on different stage of disease. ...Read more
I am pregnant 7 month. I check my blood.
Result come anti HIV positive. After i check p24 antigen. P24 antigen result come negative.
So i had HIV ?
...: Given your test results are unclear, and that you are pregnant, it would be best to ask your doctor about getting tested for presence of HIV in your blood through a test called HIV RNA viral load. This checks to see if there is direct evidence of the virus and tells how much virus is in body (if any). ...Read more
I tested negative for hep b antigen after 100 days french kiss exposure and positive for antibody 70 QN due vaccination baby is it conclusive thanks?
No risk, no worries: You are immune to hepatitis B virus (HBV) due to being vaccinated. With without vaccination, kissing rarely if ever transmits HBV so you weren't at risk anyway. And your negative HBsAg test proves you weren't infected. Your repeated questions show you're irrationally obsessed with this. Consider counseling. (Apologies if you're not same as previous questions.) ...Read more
I did a test for antibody HIV+ antigen p24 and i got 0.25 as a result, the test mentioned that (0.9<- negative) (1>=- positive) (0.9-1 b?
I did a test for antibody HIV+ antigen p24 and i got 0.25 as a result, the test mentioned that (0.9<- negative) (1>- positive) (0.9-1 barderline)
Kindly tell me is my test is negative or not?
Math: If under 0.9 is negative and the result on your test was 0.25 which is definitely below 0.9. The conclusion: Negative. ...Read more
2nd day of fever dengue ns1 antigen positive. On eighth day IgM negative but IgG positive and no fever. Had arthritis 20 yrs back. Is this dengue?
Ns1 is quite: Specific. You likely did have dengue.Get a more detailed answer ›
Erosive gastritis. h.pylori blood test positive, breath test positive, stool antigen test negative, biopsy negative. what to do ?
Treat it: The positive H. pylori antibody test is not a reliable indicator of current infection. The gold standard for H. pylori treatment is the gastric biopsy, and this is negative in this patient. However, I am impressed by the positive breath test and erosive gastritis. I would have expected stool antigen to be positive, as it mirrors the breath test. Given the discrepant results, treat the patient. ...Read more
Donated blood said hlab27 antigen positive PCP had blood drawn hlab27 negative. joint pain everywhere. weight gain headaches weakness tingling hands?
Cannot be: HLA- B27 is always positive or negative. It does not change. One of the tests was wrong. Also, HLA-B27 is useless as a screening test. The symptoms need to be worked up (eg., the joint pain) and then, only the proper tests should be done depending on the symptoms. Diseases such Lyme disease or lupus cannot be checked for with labs. A history & physical are the first steps. ...Read more
Ur thoughts? Docs said i got small case of c. Diff. Said meds will fix me. Not worried. To me they don't seem to concerned. Toxin b present.
C. difficile: We have responded to this at length. As indicated before, you may want to discuss this with an id doctor. Whether toxin a or b is still present (or toxin c) is unimportant if you are recovering clinically with decreased stooling and formed stools. Your symptoms suggest possible dehydration and electrolyte changes from the diarrhea. Good luck. Hope this is better soon. ...Read more
C diff toxins: Toxin b is much moretoxic, but doesnt seem to work if toxin ais not present. There have been no reports ofbrain involvement to my knowlege. ...Read more
Yes: Proctitis is an inflammation of the lining of the rectum. In regards to the toxins, both are generally secreted (but B is essential for virulence). Enzyme immunoassay, polymerase chain reaction and cell cytotoxicity assays are used. If you don't have diarrhea, you don't have Cdiff..and in fact the lab won't even process the sample. Leave it up to your PCP or GI what test is appropriate. ...Read more
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