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Cmv Hyperimmune Globulin Medication
Adverse effects.: Cmv hyperimmune globulin is used to prevent congenital CMV infection. An allergy occurs when your body’s immune system creates antibodies to a foreign substance causing a reaction that can be mild to severe. For potential adverse effects see: https://www. Drugs. Com/monograph/cytomegalovirus-immune-globulin-iv. Html ...Read more
What is the medication for polyclonal increase in gamma globulin consistent with infection linflammation?
Nothing: As far as I know, no specific treatment of polyclonal gammopathy is needed. ...Read more
IVIg, SCIg: Immunoglobulins are proteins that aour body produce with the major function of neutralizing microbes. They are also called antibodies. Some people are congenitally deficient and receive a concentrate of immunoglobulins prepared from blood donors. When given intravenously is called ivig, given subcutaneously is scig. Another function is anti-inflammation, and is used in autoimmune conditions. ...Read more
Ggt went from 58 to 88 in one year all other liver test ast, alt, bilburin, albu, globulin, all normal could new medication I take ritrovil cause this?
Not common: Retrovil is associated rarely with elevated ALT's and clinical liver disease, so it makes an isolated elevation in GGT from this medication less likely. Remember alcohol consumption can also cause an elevated GGT. Is there a reason why you are having GGT's checked if all your all liver function tests are normal? ...Read more
None: There are no effective medications worth the risk of taking or of adequate efficacy in treating CMV infection. ...Read more
Elevated liver enzymes fr 6mos. No alcohol no medications. Not hep a.B.C CMV & ebv. Autoimune & u/s neg- not wilson not hemochro not alpha1 antripsin?
Possible fatty liver: If you are not on any medication or taking any herbal supplements that can cause elevated liver enzymes, the most likely diagnosis would still be non-alcoholic fatty liver disease ("fatty liver") even with a normal sonogram. Other imaging studies could confirm this, but the most definitive way to diagnose the cause is a liver biopsy. ...Read more
Living cmv & hsv1 positive (HIV -)last 22 yrs without any treatment. Recently face breathing problems, eye infection & many more. Am I need medication?
Prob no Rx needed: Most healthy people have positive tests for CMV and HSV1, and almost always no treatment is needed. You list STDs, chlamydia, HIV etc as problems or topic tags, so be sure you are tested for active infection and treated if necessary. Follow you're doctor's advice on all this, but most likely nothing is wrong and probably neither HSV nor CMV has anything to do with your symptoms. ...Read more
Nothing by itself: Trivial elevations seen on serum protein electrophoresis reflect normal human variability. Very high transferrin in iron deficiency can raise beta globulin into a spike. Rare IgA monoclonal gammopathies can make a spike here. Otherwise, ignore it. ...Read more
Cytomegalovirus: The presence of cytomegalovirus antibodies in your blood is a simple marker that you were infected at some time in your life. It means almost nothing for your health (half or more of us are +)but means something to the blood bank. Premature infants & those with immune issues (transplant, chemo) are only given CMV negative blood. ...Read more
No: Immune globulins actually augment the immune system, by bringing in a large dose of antibodies to a particular substance. The globulins bind to whatever toxin they are targeted to and help your immune system recognize those toxins as something worth fighting. There are many different immune globulins available, such as vzig (anti-varicella) and hbig (anti hep-b). ...Read more
Great: Polyclonal is good it means yo are eating very well -protein should however check your cholesterol. ...Read more
Yes!: Yes. It is unlikely any problem is present! ...Read more
Insufficient info: There is not sufficient information to provide a meaningful opinion. Both the quantity and quality of proteins needs to be ascertained for a proper diagnosis. It would be prudent to discuss the matter with the doctor who ordered the test. ...Read more
Thyroxin binding globulin mine is 19 new dr checked it what's is the difference to thyroglobulin? Mines 19 but tg is. 6.
Unusual measurements: Tbg increases with Estrogens and other conditions and increases the total t4. However, all this is irrelevant if your doctor measures free T4 and tsh, which accounts for thyroxine binding. I do not understand why your doctor is measuring tbg. To assess the thyroid status of someone who has had a thyroidectomy and is on synthroid, all you really need is a tsh. ...Read more
Hepc, ciroh- alt96.93, ast166.99, alk phos132.6, globulin 5.35, a/gratio 0.47. New report-alt14.84, ast33.35, globulin4.38, a/g 0.64.Is it improvmnt
Possibly: By lab data the numbers are improved, but that is not always a clear indication of the state of the cells in the liver. You need to discuss these values with the liver doctor who ordered them. There are numerous possible interpretations. ...Read more
What condition presents w/:wbc4.82 rbc3.57 hgb11.3 hct33.4, rdw-cv11.6, mpv8.4, neutro40.3%, lympho11.2%sedrate33, rf12, beta-globulin 1.3, a/g ratio 0.9?
Out of Context: I am sorry but you cannot just give us a report of the blood cells without any history or context and except a specific diagnosis. There are thousands or possibilities or variables at play here. ...Read more
IgA Deficiency: Sounds like selective IgA deficiency, if these are the results. Selective IgA deficiency is the most common immunodeficiency in the world and is usually benign but needs to be followed. IgA def in women is more significant since it can convert to common variable immune deficiency and there is HUGE risk of lymphoma development in the 50's-60's. See an immunologist ...Read more
My gamma globulin is 2.3 (normal ran 0.5 - 1.6). I feel fine and the rest of my labs are normal. Should I be concerned?
No: So long you are fine, you didn't mention why were the tests ordered in the first place, and what were the other labs? Gamma Globulins can be increased for several common reasons as acute or chronic infection, chronic inflammation, and others, yours isn't that high, your doctor may want to repeat later if needed, best wishes ...Read more
Viral infection: CMV (cytomegalovirus) usually does not produce an overt infection in healthy people, but in those who are immunocompromised (as in end-stage renal disease, hiv, different forms of cancer) the infection can become serious. If a shunt is infected, it will need treatment and you will have to talk to your doctor about this. Is this a av shunt for dialysis, or a different shunt? ...Read more
CMV: Your question is a bit unclear: if you have been tested for CMV and you have igg antibodies it means that the acute infection is being dealt with by your immune system and the disease is no longer in the acute phase. ...Read more
Antibody replacement: Combined antibody from a pool of healthy donors is given to patients who either do not make antibody for themselves or cannot make specific antibody against a pathogen. The product is also given in the context of several hyperinflamatory or autoimmune disorders because the pooled antibody either blocks the activity of rogue/autoimmune antibodies or downregulates overactive white blood cells. ...Read more