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Coxsackie B Antibody Cf Serum
What can happen when a person with CF is not taking antibiotics long enough to recover from an infection?
Cystic fibrosis is a genetic disorder involving lungs & digestive tract, causing recurrent lung infections due to thick inspissated mucus & poor growth in majority of patients due to malabsorption. Treatment involves inhaled respiratory therapies to prevent lung disease & pancreatic enzymes to enable absorption of nutrients. Average life expectancy is near 40 years, ...Read more
What might cause hyperthyroid, high anti-centromere b antibodies, enlarged red blood cells and high iron saturation, normal serum iron, low TIBC/UIBC?
THIS IS A "LONGSHOT": but this set of symptoms (SYNDROME) sound like HASHIMOTO's THYROIDITIS and PERNICIOUS Macrocytic anemia also may be AUTO-IMMUNE!!! in nature ie: the body falsely detects NORMAL TISSUE as being "FOREIGN" and develops auto-antibodies against (in this case) your thyroid gland and your bone marrow) This is a guess....just a "thought"..hope it helps! Dr Z ...Read more
If unwanted antibodies are present in the patients serum, could it be a source of danger to the patient?
Depends on the...: ...Definition of "unwanted." in autoimmune diseases, your immune system makes antibodies (abs) that can attack your own body and cause damage. In multiple myeloma, the malignant immune cells make way to much ab; the danger may not be from the ab but from the cancer itself. Finally, your immune system may make abs to things it saw a long time ago that are no longer relevant, but not dangerous. ...Read more
It's complicated!: This is a antibody found in the blood of persons who are rhesus negative. That is they do not posses the rhesus antigen on the surface of their red blood cells. Their body thus produces the anti-rhesus antibody against the rhesus protein antigen. A person who is rh- lacks a chemical on their red blood cells. They should not have any antibodies for rh+, initially. ...Read more
CMIA: Stands for chemoluminescent microparticle immunoassay. This is the way the a specific rubella antibody test is done. This is a typical test done in pregnant women to make sure they are immune to rubella. This particular test result is positive, which means you are immune to rubella, which means the shot you received for rubella worked. This is important because rubella can harm the fetus. ...Read more
The result of my SS-A/Ro Antibody, IgG, Serum is 1.6 and it says High. What could this mean? I have many lupus symptoms.
Indeterminate: Anti-SSa/Ro autoantibodies are present in about 0.1-0.5 percent of people. There is an association with lupus but also biliary cirrhosis and Sjögren's syndrome. If you have this and other symptoms if lupus, as u say, it is possible you have lupus. You should consult with the doctor who ordered the blood work to determine for sure the next steps. Good luck! ...Read more
H. pylori infection: .. which causes gastritis with symptoms of early satiety, abdominal pain, heartburn. If you are symptomatic, then you will need the treatment. If you are not symptomatic or have responded to treatment already, then your test result indicates ongoing antibody production (normal immune response to previous infection) and no treatment is required. Good luck! ...Read more
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