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Doctor insights on: Chikungunya Ig M Titration

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Are any special tests to see if I have chikungunya after my recent trip?

Are any special tests to see if I have chikungunya after my recent trip?

3 main lab tests: Virus isolation (the most definitive, but results may take 1-2 wks), recently reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction has been developed (results within 1-2 days), & elisa serological tests requiring both an acute phase serum & convalescent phase serum 10-14 d after ds onset. Instructions for sending diagnostic specimens to cdc’s arbovirus diagnostic lab: —>see comment. ...Read more

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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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My HSV 1 IgM ab screen came back negative and so did my HSV 2.... What exactly does that mean?

My HSV 1 IgM ab screen came back negative and so did my HSV 2.... What exactly does that mean?

IgM antibodies: Igm antibodies are testing for any acute infection. In the case of hsv that means that you have no new antibodies and thus no new infection with both types of herpes. ...Read more

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What happens if rubella IgM is 0.89 &r rubella IgG is 5.83.tell me is it fine?

What happens if rubella IgM is 0.89 &r rubella IgG is 5.83.tell me is it fine?

Likely immune: ARUP lab values for rubella IgM are negative if less than 20 AU/ml and for rubella IgG are negative if 1.1. Based on your results, I suspect that Quest was your lab for testing. If you are clinically well, than you likely are immune to rubella. ...Read more

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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

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How dangerous can an elevated IgM level in a 4 year old be?

How dangerous can an elevated IgM level in a 4 year old be?

It depends: It depends on how high the level is. Normal igm levels vary depending on age. A high igm level at one age may be normal at another age. If the level is borderline elevated i would not be concerned. If it is 5 times the upper limit of normal then i would go to a hematologist. ...Read more

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How deadly is rubella IgM virus for a 26 weeks pregnancy?

Confusing question: There is no Rubella IGM Virus that I know of.There is a common screening test for IGM antibody created after a rubella infection. If you have high IGM levels indicating a recent rubella infection, it is worrisome.Rubella during pregnancy can lead to injury to the eyes, ears and other organs.Babies can be born deaf, blind and with other defects. ...Read more

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I have a swollen painful leg. I had a d-dimer 300, globulin 36 & neutrophil 6.44. Recent test anti-cardiolipin IgM was in 82u/ml pt 13.8 is it ok?

I have a swollen painful  leg. I had a d-dimer 300, globulin 36 &  neutrophil 6.44. Recent test anti-cardiolipin IgM was in 82u/ml pt 13.8 is it ok?

Cause of leg pain: Superficial phlebitis can cause this as well as non thrombotic problems such as cellulitis, infections, connective tissue problems etc. See a doc to separate out the confusion. There is always a reason for a painful leg. ...Read more

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Chikungunya fever,rash,muscle swell and bones itsGone bybfar of 3days,but i have a little lymph nude on groin that hurts,my mom deliever theSame,Help?

Chikungunya fever,rash,muscle swell and bones itsGone bybfar of 3days,but i have a little lymph nude on groin that hurts,my mom deliever theSame,Help?

Chikungunya fever: Most post disease symptoms seem to be related to joint pain or arthritis. The lymph node you have sounds small and may be normal. See your doctor for an exam and any follow up tests you should have. ...Read more

Chikungunya (Definition)

Check the cdc website below ...Read more