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What is high positive cryoglobulins?

What is high positive cryoglobulins?

Can cause vasculitis: Can cause vasculitis, or blood vessel inflammation. There are three types, and each as its own set of disease associations. However, these proteins can cause lower extremity vasculitis, or a more widespread vasculitis. A search for a cause should be underway, and complement studies to see if associated blood vessel inflammation is present. It can be seen with rheumatoid, other ctds. ...Read more

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Cryoglobulin (Definition)

Immune proteins in the blood that can be seen in certain inflammatory and autoimmune conditions. Notable because they can clump together in cold temperatures causing blockage and ...Read more


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What happens if you have high positive cryoglobulins?

You will need to: see your doctor to determine the cause. See: http://www.urmc.rochester.edu/encyclopedia/content.aspx?ContentTypeID=167&ContentID=cryoglobulin ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: cryoglobulin?

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What is the definition or description of: cryoglobulin?

Cryoglobulin: Immune proteins in the blood that can be seen in certain inflammatory and autoimmune conditions. Notable because they can clump together in cold temperatures causing blockage and inflammation within blood vessels. ...Read more

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Whats a cryoglobulin screen.?

Whats a cryoglobulin screen.?

Cryoglobulin: Cryoglobulins are antibodies that separate at low temperatures. In some conditions certain types of abnormal antibodies are produced that basically clump together when they drop a little bit below normal body temperature. It can be caused by infections, autoimmune diseases, inflammation of vessels, and kidney disease among others. ...Read more

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What is the cryoglobulin blood test?

Seeks odd proteins: This is a simple test for certain abnormal proteins in the bloodstream. Often they are rheumatoid facators, hepatitis C antigen-antibody complexes, or hepatitis B complexes. Plasma / serum is drawn and spun in the warm, then cooled and a white precipitate is a cryoglobulin. These can make you quite sick and should be sought especially if vasculitis or glomerulonephritis are sought. ...Read more

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Cryoglobulin screen - is that a test for infection?

Cryoglobulin screen - is that a test for infection?

Cryoglobulin: Cryoglobulins are antibodies that separate at low temperatures. In some conditions certain types of abnormal antibodies are produced that basically clump together when they drop a little bit below normal body temperature. It can be caused by infections, autoimmune diseases, inflammation of vessels, and kidney disease among others. ...Read more

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What is dialyzed serum and is it useful?

What is dialyzed serum and is it useful?

I am not aware: Of any clinical use of dialyzed serum. Such products are available from animal sources and are utilized in culture systems for study of blood stem cells and progenitors. I would be suspect of a claim for human therapeutic use. ...Read more

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What is IgE serum?

What is IgE serum?

IgE: In serum measures the level of IgE circulating in the blood stream, it is the immunoglobulin that binds to the surface of certain cells, mast cells and basophills, and responsible for acute type I allergic reactions. IgE measures the amount of circulating IgE not the bound IgE, it is elevated in certain diseases ...Read more

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Whats serum sickness?

Whats serum sickness?

Systemic allergic : Systemic allergic response in which antibody-antigen reaction in the blood stream causes systemic problems. ...Read more

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What is magnesium serum?

What is magnesium serum?

Magnesium: I'm not sure what you mean. Assuming this means you were told by your doctor you had a abnormally high serum magnesium level, it can be caused by a number of things, some a simple as use of certain magnesium-containing antacids. It is also associated with kidney disease and if pathologic often associated with abnormal calcium and/or potassium levels. It definitely deserves further evaluation. ...Read more

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Can serum sickness be cured?

Can serum sickness be cured?

Yes: The most common treatment for serum sickness is discontinuation of the offending drug, combined with the use of both antihistamines and glucocorticoids. Withdrawal of the drug by itself is usually sufficient treatment for patients with mild symptoms. Fever and joint pains resolve within 48 hours. To prevent recurrence, the culprit drug should be avoided in the future, if possible. ...Read more

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Is iron serum of 179 dangerous?

Is iron serum of 179 dangerous?

No: Every lab has its own range which tells what is normal . If iron is higher than normal , it could be due to inflammation somewhere in body . If chronically raised iron then further blood test are needed to rule out certain iron retaining conditions. ...Read more

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How can I treat serum sickness?

How can I treat serum sickness?

Avoidance: Not much can be done specifically to treat serum sickness, other than avoiding the antigen that caused it in the first place. If there is significant joint or other inflammation, steroids can help reduce the symptoms while waiting for the reaction to go away. ...Read more

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What could cause hi serum iron?

What could cause hi serum iron?

Rule out...: ... Hemochromatosis. Just taking an iron tablet in the morning can raise it for a day, but since 1 person in 200 will become sick with hemochromatosis in their lifetime, this is a good place to start the workup. ...Read more

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Can you die from serum sickness?

Can you die from serum sickness?

Unfortunately...Yes: Serum sickness got it's name from reactions after treatments with high doses of horse serum given for treatments snake bites or tetanus. Antibiotics can also cause this. The persons antibodies clump with the foreign serum proteins. These clumps (immune complexes) can clog small blood vessels in the skin, mucous membranes, joints, kidneys and intestines. Fulminant severe reaction can be fatal. ...Read more

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Hoes does anti-tetanus serum work?

Hoes does anti-tetanus serum work?

Neutralize toxin: anti-tetanus toxin or toxoid binds with tetanus toxin or toxoid, neutralize it, and passes out of body as a harmless substance, thereby preventing damaging toxin effet. However, whenever possible, tetanus immune globulins should be given instead of tetanus anti-toxin, since the latter lasts shorter than the immunoglobulins, and has more side effects. Tetanus anti-toxin is made from horse serum. ...Read more

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What do high serum IgA levels mean?

What do high serum  IgA levels mean?

Depends on values: Elevated IgA level might just represent an adequate response to an infection. If this is the case, when the infection is gone, the levels would come back to normal. Less common, they could be extremely high and might indicative of a proliferative disorder of the cells that produce the iga. ...Read more

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Has anyone else had serum sickness?

Has anyone else had  serum sickness?

Serum Sickness: Serum sickness is a reaction that is similar to an allergy. The immune system reacts to medications that contain injected proteins used to treat immune conditions. Or it can react to antiserum, the liquid part of blood that contains antibodies given to a person to help protect them against germs or poisonous substances. ...Read more

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Exercise to reduce serum cholesterol?

Exercise to reduce serum cholesterol?

Very much so: For certain patients it can reduce their LDL(bad cholesterol) by 10-15% and increase their HDL(good cholesterol) by 20%. In general more vigorous(higher intensity) exercise has greater benefits then lower intensity exercise. A good starting point is 30 mins of daily exercise, whether it be walking, jogging, biking, or gardening. ...Read more

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Serum (Definition)

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