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What can happen when a person with CF is not taking antibiotics long enough to recover from an infection?

What can happen when a person with CF is not taking antibiotics long enough to recover from an infection?

CF: The infection will persist and can spread. The full antibiotic course of treatment should be followed. He who treats himself has a fool as a patient. ...Read more

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Cystic Fibrosis (Definition)

Cystic fibrosis is a genetic disorder of the lungs and digestive tract. It causes recurrent lung infections and inhibits growth in patients. Average life expectancy of patients with cystic fibrosis ...Read more


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What does it mean if "h. pylori IgG antibodies serum by elsia positive"?

What does it mean if "h. pylori IgG antibodies serum by elsia positive"?

History of infection: IgG to H.pylori indicates a history of infection. The serum antigen test would be appropriate to assess for current infection or post-treatment eradication. ...Read more

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Rubella IgG antibodies serum by cmia positive 74.9, can you tell me what does this mean?

Rubella IgG antibodies serum by cmia positive 74.9, can you tell me what does this mean?

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

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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.

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

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Hi sir, i'm age of 25 female in my urine report micra albumin is 200mgs/l serum antinuclear antibody test 1:100 digestive is +ve?

?: I do not understand the digestive part of your question and the ANA is not measured as a titer of 1:100. That said, a positive ANA and protein in the urine could be indicative of lupus or related diseases. Please consult with a rheumatologist or nephrologist (kidney specialist). ...Read more

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I have cardiolipin antibodies, serum.I got two times abortions.Wht the solution my problem. ? 2. In my frist pregancy probem was baby internal growth is less. In secind pregancy problem is spontaniously abortion

I have cardiolipin antibodies, serum.I got two times abortions.Wht the solution my problem. ? 
  2.   In my frist pregancy probem was baby internal growth is less.
        In secind pregancy problem is spontaniously abortion

Need HighRisk OB: Best is to find an OB specialist. The usual treatment is anticoagulation with Heparin or low molecular weight heparin, along with close monitoring. Despite treatment, it would remain a high risk pregnancy. Your doctor can help. ...Read more

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What are anti-rh antibodies present in normal serum?

What are anti-rh antibodies present in normal serum?

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

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What happens if "h. pylori IgG antibodies serum by ELISA positive"?

What happens if "h. pylori IgG antibodies serum by ELISA positive"?

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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If unwanted antibodies are present in the patients serum, could it be a source of danger to the patient?

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

Antibody (Definition)

An antibody is a protein the body's immune system makes to identify potentially harmful substances in the body. Antibodies attach to the substance on a molecular level and mark it so the immune ...Read more


Serum (Definition)

Serum is the component of blood that does not contain cells or clotting factors. It does contain electrolytes an ...Read more