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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Elevated Ana

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What diseases are indicative of high ESR and CRP levels?

What diseases are indicative of high ESR and CRP levels?

Inflammatory state: Both ESR and CRP are elevated in patients with inflammation. It may be infection or non-infectious inflammation. Common causes are osteomyelitis, arthritis, pneumonia, appendicitis, cellulitis, colitis etc. ...Read more

Ana (Definition)

An "ana" is a blood test used to screen a person for the possibility of several autoimmune diseases. It is important to remember that this is a screening test and a positive result only indicates more testing may be warranted. No blood test is perfect, and getting to a diagnosis is usually much more complex than drawing blood and looking at a number ...Read more


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What are causes of elevated igm?

What are causes of elevated igm?

IgM: Igm is our first defense against bacteria, so if you have an active infection it can be the cause of this elevation. A chronically elevated igm may indicate an immunodeficiency. An immunologist can help you make the diagnosis. In rare cases it can be a malignancy. ...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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Could fibromalagia cause ANA positive? 1:640 speckled and sed rate elevated? Lupus panel negative

Could fibromalagia cause ANA positive?  1:640 speckled and sed rate elevated? Lupus panel negative

NO: The ANA is there because of some other reason. Because it's there does not mean you have lupus. There are many other reasons to have a positive ana. Your evaluation by your physician can clarify. ...Read more

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Ebv cause elevated IgG and olioclonal bands yrs.After infection? And cause slightly elevated rheumatoid factor?

Ebv cause elevated IgG and olioclonal bands yrs.After infection? And cause slightly elevated rheumatoid factor?

Yes: Any chronic type infection can cause a disruption of your immune system, and can make lab test positive that are not often clinically relevant. For example, the rheumatoid factor does not mean that you hae rheumatoid arthritis especially if there is little clinical suspicion (this can be determined by your rheumatologist). ...Read more

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What causes an elevated level of hdl?

What causes an elevated level of hdl?

Several Things: High HDL levels may be the result of genetics (hyperalphalipoproteinemia), exercise, increased alcohol intake, or medications (niacin, fibrates). Rare causes include obstruction in the biliary tract, very high blood levels of dilantin, and organophosphate toxicity. ...Read more

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What causes elevated histone antibody levels in bloodworm?

What causes elevated histone antibody levels in bloodworm?

???: I am not sure about a correlation with blood worm and this antibody? Anti-histone antibodies are autoantibodies that are found in 50%-70% of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (sle), but I am unawre of a correlation with blood worms? Posibly a pathologist may know of a correlation. ...Read more

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What causes elevated platelets, wbc, sed rate positive ANA and anemia?

Infection: While the can be other possible causes, infection would be most likely to cause all of these abnormalities at once. ...Read more

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What is the cause of high bun ANA globulin ?

What is the cause of high bun ANA globulin ?

See below: There is not enough room here to list all the causes of these values to be evaluated. What we need to know in order to best answer this question is what symptoms were you having for your doctor to order this blood work. ...Read more

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What are possible causes of highly elevated ImM levels with low ImG levels with no monoclonal gammopathy present?

What are possible causes of highly elevated ImM levels with low ImG levels with no monoclonal gammopathy present?

May not be a problem: This may depend on your genetic background and not be a medical problem. We would need an explanation of your problems, blurred vision, night sweats. Why are you on opiates ...Read more

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Causes of high gpt in blood test and tetany? Bilirubin is also slightly increased

Causes of high gpt in blood test and tetany?
Bilirubin is also slightly increased

Liver is in trouble: This sounds like too much alcohol. But, it could be infection or reaction to other medication or fatty deposits if the patient is obese. But, first would be a frank discussion about alcohol. ...Read more

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What are possible causes of elevated esr? Is borderline elevation a major concern?

ESR reflects : The magnitude of inflammatory process in your body. Minor elevations are not a cause for concern. Stress , exercise & smoking may cause this subtle elevations . Serious medical conditions like malignancy, heart attack & stroke can cause higher elevations.Check online for more info. God bless you ! ...Read more

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What causes low level of GGT ?

What causes low level of GGT ?

Normal: No pathologic process causes low ggt. Let it be. ...Read more

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Causes of elevated CRP (18.4) and C4 comlement (46)? History: ana, ccp positive. Sjogren's symptoms but ssa/b neg. No arthritis. Fatigued.?

Causes of elevated CRP (18.4) and C4 comlement (46)? History: ana, ccp positive. Sjogren's symptoms but ssa/b neg. No arthritis. Fatigued.?

You have inflammatio: Your tests indicate inflammation. Sjogren's not associated with high inflammation. Ccp positivity fairly specific for ra. Chronic fatigue is common in both RA and sjogrens. And sjogren's (2') common in ra! responds well to Nuvigil or provigil! have you seen a rheumatology specialist to sort things out? ...Read more

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What are common causes of an elevated B12 levels?

What are common causes of an elevated B12 levels?

LAB ERROR: A serum level is not an accurate measurement for b12, which the body can store for up to several in the tissues. Local labs can usually only give us relatively accurate nutritional information about vitamin d and iron. A specialty lab must be used to measure sources other than serum, such as lymphocytic wbcs. Regardless, a high B12 in serum most likely indicates recent exposure or supplementation. ...Read more

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Joint pain And high CRP What are some possibilities? Neg rf factor and normal ESR rate

Joint pain
And high CRP   What are some possibilities? Neg rf factor and normal ESR rate

? finding: Both CRP and ESR reflect inflammation but ESR is subject to more variations since it is affected by anemia , estrogen treatment etc. These two values usually correlate to each other and thus the discrepancy is puzzling. Talk to your rheumatologist about it. ...Read more