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How do you tell from giardia antigen test if your infection is current. The dr. did an IGG, but not IGM or IGA? IGM was positive.
Positive test for giardia antigens? Can this cause eosinophilia and generalised lymphadenopathy (eosinophilia for +8 months)?
Possibly: The most common cause of eosinophilia in the world is parasitic disease. Exposure can happen when traveling to high-risk countries. Stool samples can be taken for diagnosis. Other causes of eosinophilia include asthma, alergy, drug hypersensitivity, DRESS, connective tissue disorders, and various cancers. See an physician so they can investigate possible causes and perform appropriate workup/labs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Immunoloigic chemica: Antigens are chemicals which upon exposure to the surface or inside of the body, will cause a reaction term allergic. Many substances will do this and allergic response is the basis for immunological protection for defense against invading organisms. ...Read more
Depends: This terminology is used more outside the US and means the combination vaccine against diptheria, tetanus and whooping cough (pertussis), given in a series of scheduled doses, followed by boosters. There is a triple antigen Hepatitis B vaccine (Hepacare) but this is not used in the US. I don't know which countries offer it or even if it is still being offered. ...Read more
An "ID tag": An antigen is a protein of specific shape that can serve to mark or help identify a cell / virus / protein / etc., to the immune system of the body (its white blood cells). The major ones on red blood cells or in vaccines for that matter, are very effective at triggering the body's immune system to attack the foreign object. In blood, a/b/"o" and rh-factor are the main ones + about 2 dozen lesser. ...Read more
Viral load?: A high level of viral antigen in the blood? There's good correlation between viral load ; progression of HIV to aids. A viral load (number of viral particles per ml of blood) 30, 000 copies means that the disease will progress rapidly. By treating with haart ; suppressing to undetectable virus we halt ds progrn. ...Read more
Specific allergens: If you are referring to allergy treatment, then this simply means that you are given extracts containing the specific allergens you are sensitized to. On the other hand, allergic people are usually less likely to have autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis which you appear to suffer. Thus you will need to tell us what disease condition this treatment is intended for. ...Read more
Infection is active: If you are surface antigen postive = protein on the surface of the virus is in its active form which is still floating in your blood and indicates active/on going infectious state. This protein triggers body to produce antibody which can help rid off the infection or preventing it as in case of hepb vaccines. In your case, no antibody or not enough to rid of the antigen. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
No active infection: When people have reactive hepatitis b surface antigen, they have proteins from hepatitis b in their blood. These people have active infection and may need treatment. If there is no reactive hbsag, then most likely there is no active infection. Rarely, people who have hepatitis b core antibody detected, but no hepatitis b surface antibody, can have chronic active infection. ...Read more
Hepatitis B: If you have a positive hepatitis B surface antigen, then you have active hepatitis B infection. You can see a hepatologist (liver doctor) to check some other labs in order to determine if you need to be on treatment with oral medications or if a liver biopsy should be considered based on other laboratory results. Having hepatitis B can be controlled with medications. ...Read more
No: It is treated with prescription medication.Get a more detailed answer ›