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Doctor insights on: Diseases With Low Antibody Levels

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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


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Low levels of VZV antibodies, do I need a booster?

Low levels of VZV antibodies, do I need a booster?

Ask your doctor: You are younger than the standard age for a VZV booster, but there must be some reason for you to have been tested. Whether to get one will depend on those reasons, plus your health status, for example if you are immunosuppressed. You need to talk this over with your physician. ...Read more

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Elevated levels of antinuclear antibodies and bilirubin go with what disease?

Elevated levels of antinuclear antibodies and bilirubin go with what disease?

Autoimmune disease: Elevated ANA associated with autoimmune diseases. Elevated bilirubin associated with gall bladder and pancrease (pancrelipase). Not aware of how the two can be related. ...Read more

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High levels of gad-65 antibodies are seen in "chronic psychotic disorders", according to pubmed journals..Explains my rage. How do u treat gad ab's?

Antibodies not prob: The antibodies are not the problem. Psychosis and rage are serious symptoms and should be addressed by a psychiatrist . Most likely medication with some type of therapy will be utilized. Sometimes a stay in the hospital is a a safe thing to do. ...Read more

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My gad-65 antibody level is 3.4 u/ml. Is this considered low or high? Could it be related to something other than type 1 diabetes?

My gad-65 antibody level is 3.4 u/ml.  Is this considered low or high?  Could it be related to something other than type 1 diabetes?

GAD-65: This is considered elevated and is used in diabetes type 1 evaluation. It has also been employed in evaluating and confirming a diagnosis of stiff-man syndrome, autoimmune encephalitis, cerebellitis, brain stem encephalitis, myelitis. ...Read more

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Got my test results online.Says ANA speckled is at 1250. And other antibodies are found like ssa, ssb, rnp, smith, but are low levels. This mean SLE?

Got my test results online.Says ANA speckled is at 1250. And other antibodies are found like ssa, ssb, rnp, smith, but are low levels. This mean SLE?

Not necesarily: While these tests point to a probability of a collagen vascular disease, this could be lupus, mixed connective tissue disease, etc. The doctor ordering these tests knows your history and physical examination findings and should be the one interpreting these tests. Should be a Rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Can seborrheic dermatitis cause a positive tissue transglutaminase IgA antibody, low level?

Can seborrheic dermatitis cause a positive tissue transglutaminase IgA antibody, low level?

No: In and of itself , seborrheic dermatitis does not cause any significant immunologic disorders although certain diseases do have an association with seborrheic dermatitis-like rashes such as zinc deficiency syndromes and parkinsonism, for instance. ...Read more

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