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Cold Agglutinin Disease
I've had a blood test called cold agglutinins. Doctor is querying raynauds. What else could the doctor be looking for when asking for this test?
Several: Glad you asked. Cold agglutinins damage red cells in the cold and may be elevated for unknown reasons in mycoplasma pneumonia, and also define the uncommon cold agglutinin hemolytic anemias. Cryoglobulins are antibodies that precipitate themselves in the cold; you may also be checked for these; the underlying disease associates are different. Be proactive and read up if the results are positive. ...Read more
Have had satisfactory results for blood tests for raynauds but am still experiencing symptoms like tips of fingers going purple. Agglutinin negative?
Raynaud's: Raynaud's can still be present with negative tests. Such cases usually are less complex than if the tests are positive. ...Read more
I am suffering from cold urticaria since six month.I was prescribed many medicine but they don't work at all.I want permanent cure from this disease.
Cold urticaria: So does everyone with cold urticaria, one of several "physical urticarias". It is usually very bothersome, usually doesn't involve the respirator tract and can be difficult to control. It rarely can be associated with cold agglutinins a possible marker of more severe underlying disease. See a board certified allergist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
What is the prognosis for someone whose cold agglutin disease is suspected to have been caused by a virus, with negative for lymphoma bone marrow test?
Can cold weather affect or worsen vascular symptoms or diseases, if so what conditions (fibromuscular dysplasia or inflammatory conditions?)
Why would an individual with hodgkin's disease be instructed to avoid individuals with colds and feve?
Immuno compromised: Hodgkins' lymphoma is usually treated with chemotherapy and radiation therapy. That can cause drop in blood counts particularly white cell that may lead immuno deficiency. Thus, patients should avoid catching germs from contacts. Hand washing and avoid rubbing nose and eyes is important. ...Read more
I have Addison's Disease and tonight I started feeling very achy, cold and flushed all of the sudden. Not sure what is going on. ?
Not enough to decide: Your information is not sufficient for a diagnosis -- you should be examined by a physician who will order a few necessary tests... ...Read more
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