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My serum test is negative for endomysial antibody iga, ttg tissue transglutasminase iga, gliadin antibody igg. But positive for gliadin antibody iga?

My serum test is negative for endomysial antibody  iga, ttg tissue transglutasminase iga, gliadin antibody igg. But positive for gliadin  antibody iga?

Treat the person: Lab tests mean nothing in isolation, and have many false positives and false negatives. The decision to make a trial of a gluten-free diet will be between you and your gastroenterologist or dermatologist based on the big picture. ...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


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My serum test is negative for endomysial antibody iga, ttg tissue transglutasminase iga, gliadin antibody igg. But positive for gliadin antibody iga?

Treat the person: Lab tests mean nothing in isolation, and have many false positives and false negatives. The decision to make a trial of a gluten-free diet will be between you and your gastroenterologist or dermatologist based on the big picture. ...Read more

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What can cause continued high A.S.O titre despite antibiotics for 8 weeks +?

What can cause continued high A.S.O titre despite antibiotics for 8 weeks +?

Immune response: ASO titer is your body's immune response to the infection and will decline slowly in weeks and even months after the infection has gone. ...Read more

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What do the numbers after the antibiotic mean in a urine c&s?

What do the numbers after the antibiotic mean in a urine c&s?

MIC: The numbers on any culture are the minimum inhibitory concentration. In simple english, can the abx kill the bug and if can be used. Try this link https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minimum_inhibitory_concentration. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Tg=(thyroglobulin) had tg panel 16.0 results, a tg antibody <0.9, a tg by lc-ms/ms, s/p (n/a) ! result not dispersed in flowsheet. What does this mean?

Tg=(thyroglobulin) had tg panel 16.0 results, a tg antibody <0.9, a tg by lc-ms/ms, s/p (n/a) ! result not dispersed in flowsheet. What does this mean?

While the: Normal range varies from lab to lab, your results are all normal. Why were they drawn in the first place. There are not as important as more conventional thyroid lab such as free T4 and tsh. Check w/your doctor. ...Read more

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My son has dry round patches all over his body for over a week now and the doctor gave him an antibiotic and it made it worse. Docs don't no what t s?

More info needed: Without more information it would be difficult to diagnose a rash infection. This may be a fungal infection, may be some type of contact dermatitis, may be pityriasis rosea. It may also be a bacterial infection that requires a different antibiotic. Either see a different doctor or see a dermatologist to better help you. ...Read more

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What is the best antibiotic therapy for s typhmurium?

Salmonella: Like almost any other bacterial infection the best therapy is with an antibiotic to which the infecting organism appears sensitive in the test tube. Best would be Ampicillin if it needs treatment (some would not use antibiotics), but many strains may be resistant to this. ...Read more

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Can antibiotics be bad?

Can antibiotics be bad?

Yes, absolutely: Most of the time, appropriate use of antibiotic can be quite useful and save lives, but severe or even fatal allergic/ reaction can occur--rare but quite scarry is called steven-johnson syndrome (severe rash involving even the inside of mouth/eyes etc...This cause severe skin peeling, thus fluid loss and infections are significant concerns. So, use any med only if need to. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Exercise when on antibiotics?

Exercise when on antibiotics?

Can do.: Don't do vigorous work ups. Exercise in moderation is ok . Always drink enough water while on antibiotics as some of the antibiotics are excreted through kidneys. Too aggressive workups , can leak muscles proteins from skeletal ms and if you don't drink enough water , the ms proteins can potentially clog up your kidney tubules. Similaly some abx can cause diarrhoea as side effect, hence drink well. ...Read more

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