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Diseases With Low Antibody Levels
Minor mystery: Copper is low because ceruloplasmin is low; most copper in the blood is carried on the protein. Nobody really knows why ceruloplasmin tends to be low in Wilson's, and I hope that you also know that in about 30% of Wilson's patients it is not low at all, making is a very poor screening test. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not paradoxical: The problem is that copper can't get out of certain cells. The reason for ceruloplasmin being low is under study; since it carries copper, this metal also tends to be low. Checking serum copper and serum ceruloplasmin as a screen for wilson's misses up to a quarter of cases, especially if the person is already sick with anything. ...Read more
What are possible causes of highly elevated ImM levels with low ImG levels with no monoclonal gammopathy present?
Have borderline low C3 and C4 complement levels and low 1:80 titre positive ANA speckled. With symptoms relating to sle and sjorgrens - atypical ?
Atypical for what?: Rheumatic disease generally requires a cluster of suggestive symptoms which is supported by lab studies. I do not know your symptoms, but your labs are not particularly suggestive of anything. ...Read more
No: Often c3 complement levels are a nonspecific marker of other possible problems like infection or autoimmune inflammation or lupus perhaps. But if you have normal kidney function otherwise that may not be the case. You might need to have your kidney function looked at more closely to be sure of this with other tests first. ...Read more
I have a +2 tear drop cells in rbc also high rbc and WBC also pos high 180 ana also high esinophyl levels and cortisol level is very minimal abnormall?
Yes: You have an autoimmune disorder and need to see a rheumatologist ...Read more
Can u have platelet dysfunction with petechiae but normal CBC / low normal plts, low rdw, low immunoglobulin, lack of antibody formation to vaccine?
Yes, but what you: Described is a complicated situation that would require in person evaluation for a proper diagnosis and treatment. All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. ...Read more
Lab results as follows: ANA w/titre and pattern 1:320 and thyroid peroxidase ab 484.0....Are the two related? Would hashimoto's cause high ANA level?
Recent diagnosis of collagenous colitis with high platelets, high IgE and eos. What do the elevated blood levels mea?
What condition(s) causes someone to have high total serum protein, high albumin, normal globulin and high total calcium levels?
Dehydration.: There are no diseases that specifically increase albumin. Therefore in order to get an elevated concentration there must be a decrease in the amount of water in the system. This would also account for the normal globulin. Calcium is bound to Albumin so that elevated Albumin will elevate your calcium levels as well. ...Read more
I have antiphospholipid syndrome(aps), with anticardiolipin antibodies igg/gpl extremely high. Others are normal. What problems arise with a high igl?
Antiphospholipid syn: Antiphospholipid syndrome (aps) is a disorder that manifests clinically as recurrent venous or arterial thrombosis and/or fetal loss. Some patients with aps have no evidence of any definable associated disease, while, in other patients, aps occurs in association with sle or another rheumatic or autoimmune disorder. Traditionally, these have been referred to as primary or secondary aps, respectivel. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: Addison's disease is a state of low cortisol or hypocortisolism. In addition to cortsiol, the adrenal galnd also produces a very important hormone called aldosterone. The latter is responsible for reabsorbing sodium from the urine in exchange for potassium. If such hormone is not produced in sufficient quantity (either isolated or in conjunction with cortisol), potassium levels go up. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi: What is significance of high IGM, (twice top reference range level), very high IGE, with low IGG, low IGG subclasses, and low IGA? Thanks much!
More info needed: The question asked can be intreperted in many ways. Normally these are levels in relation to a disease. A high IGM means recent infection, a high IGE means something allergic is bothering you and low IGG means less memory antibodies for an old infection. Low IGA is antibody for your gut/intestines. Hopefully this helps. See your doctor for more answers. ...Read more
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