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ANCA: ANCA=anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies are not known to be associated with any morphological abnormalities of a person's neutrophils. They are asosciated with a number of potential disease states of importance, including Wgener's granulomatosis, a destructive disease that may involve lungs, airways, kidneys and sometimes sinuses or related structures. ...Read more
Depends on age: For babies under 2 or 3 months of age, any temperature over 100.4 degrees should be reported to the doctor and checked out. For babies over 3 months, fevers >101, if associated with irritability, change in feeding pattern, change in behavior or other symptoms, or lasting more than 48 hours, should be evaluated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What it says: If the cause of a fever cannot be diagnosed in a few weeks, it is given the designation of fever of unknown origin. It may be due to exotic infections, malignancies, genetic defects, and autoimmune disorders etc. It often takes investigation by a team of specialists. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What does a high EBV viral nuclear capsid antibody, a high EBV viral capsid antibody IgG and a high IgM EBV viral capsid antibody mean, what's it mean?
Likely immunity,,: You've got antibodies to the ebv which likely means you were infected at some time in your life and you recovered and now your body has circulating antibodies to it. An igg antibody in particular indicates long term resistance. This virus usually causes asymptomatic infection so you probably fought it off and weren't aware of it. Best of luck. ...Read more
Recurring fever with 2g proteinuria with 1.1-2.2 serum creat. ebv b19 cmv igg positive/elevated. Neph says igg means no current infection. Workup?
Still ask your doc: Since you have come this far in evaluation and care, it would be most logical and beneficial for you to bring all of your concerns and questions to your doctors since they would know your individual conditions more than anyone online. More online sporadic inquiry at this time may induce more unnecessary anxiety and fear. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Whenever I have high fever, i always have a bad dream of something i can't define and i panic a lot. What is it?
Ebv panel. Ebv nuc antigen igg=157, early ag igg=12.7, EBV VCA igg=112, EBV VCA igm=10.6. Please explain. Concerned about spleen. Symp=fatigue/fog?
? Active infection: It's impossible for me to answer with certainty since i don't know the normal ranges your lab uses. If early ag & vca igm are elevated above normal this indicates active ebv infection.I don't know if it is acute or chronic without knowing your history. If chronic i see that as a sign of poor immune function.Immune-boosting herbs/supplements & IV vit c drips may help, but find why immunity is poor. ...Read more
Complex: We start treatment on our infants who have fever or the mother has an infection/fever. There are supporting tests (complete blood count and c-reactive protein) that may support but not prove infection. The gold standard is the blood culture that takes 48 hrs to come back (+ or -). Regardless of all that the physician must make a clinical decision about how long to treat the infantbased on these &. ...Read more
VZV IgG titer= 1926, VZV IgM titer >3.91 with reactivated shingles present. What does test mean? Active VZV infection? Is 1926 dangerously high.
Simple or complex ?: Simple febrile seizures can run in families. With complex febrile seizures one sees focal neurological deficits after the seizure or the seizures are prolonged or occur in clusters. It is more likely that there is some underlying pathology with the latter ( developmental disorder, vascular malformation, etc) the eeg is likely to be abnormal between seizures. ...Read more
C reactive protein 22.02mg/dl.IgG blot positive IgM -ve.neutrophils 75.6%ESR 25mm.is this normal.having fever abdominal pain.not responding antibiotic?
I'm looking for information on how to deal with chronic Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever. Is there such a thing?
Antibiotic: Rocky Mount spotted fever is caused by spirochete microorganism, Rickettsia rickettsii, tickborne, if not treated can lead to abnormal liver enzyme, bone marrow suppression, chronic joint pain, petechial rash or other autoimmune mediated rheumatologic condition, such as seronegative spondyloarthropathy. The treatment of Rocky Mount spotted fever involves oral tetracycline derivative antibiotics. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Epileptic seizures are due to pathological areas of the brain which electrically discharge inappropriately. Some issues triggering increased seizure risk include missing meds; recreational drugs; suddenly stopping tranquilizers, sedatives, or alcohol; irregular sleep; poor nutrition; low blood sugar; intense stress; infections and many more. But no real relation to ambient temperatures. ...Read more
With really high fever (103) went to hospital, they said all of my blood work was normal. How can I have a high fever with normal WBC?
Viral infection: WBC count is a very unreliable indicator of infection. A normal white count in no way rules out an infection. A very high percentage of febrile illnesses in young healthy people are due to viral infections. These run their course within 5-7 days. Tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen may be used to treat the fever. If you develop stiff neck, severe headache, uncontrollable vomiting, return to the ER. ...Read more
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