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Plz help me, my sister is pregnant,her hsv1 IgG negative,igm positive.is there any chance to get a healthybaby.Doctor diag hsv1 in lips not in genital?

Plz help me, my sister is pregnant,her hsv1 IgG negative,igm positive.is there any chance to get a healthybaby.Doctor diag hsv1 in lips not in genital?

Yes: The baby will unlikely be affected by the Herpes Type I infection your sister has now. Many people are exposed and have herpetic lesions on the mouth and lips. The greatest risk of newborn HSV infection is transmitting the virus through the birth canal when the mother has genital HSV. The risk is lower prior to delivery. ...Read more

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Herpes (Definition)

There are different types of herpes infections; herpes simplex infection of mouth (gingivostomatitis) and lips (labialis) are the most common. Others include genital herpes, and herpes zoster. Herpes infection could very mild to very dangerous depending on the type and location of the body affected. I ...Read more


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When getting tested for herpes, igg/igm test, what numbers ensure a positive result, what numbers show exposure but not active infection?Hopeiaskright

When getting tested for herpes, igg/igm test, what numbers ensure a positive result, what numbers show exposure but not active infection?Hopeiaskright

Positive Result: An acute infection, would show a positive igm titer and either a negative or positive igg titer. Prior exposure would show a positive igg titer and negative igm titer. ...Read more

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What does this herpes IgG or IgM blood test result mean?

What does this herpes IgG or IgM blood test result mean?

Time frame: Igm positivity for herpes antibodies indicates recent infection, whereas igg antibodies represent prior exposure to the virus, though the infection may still be active. ...Read more

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What is the relation between herpes IgG and IgM blood tests and having cidp?

What is the relation between herpes IgG and IgM blood tests and having cidp?

See below: Actually, look at it a little differently. Forget herpes, which has no known association with cidp, but if an anti-gm-1 test is done and there is elevation of igg, not igm, this would alter the diagnosis to multifocal motor neuropathy (mmn), which is a similar disorder to cidp, but may be handled differently in some cases. ...Read more

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I want to get this straight many answers confused me i tested for herpes IgG positive and IgM negative do I have herpes infection? Or other infection?

I want to get this straight many answers confused me i tested for herpes IgG positive and IgM negative do I have herpes infection? Or other infection?

See below.: You have been exposed to herpes in the past. Period. Without testing for other infections, it is impossible to know if you've been exposed to anything else. We can't say anything about what you have active now because you haven't given us any symptoms or any reason why herpes was tested in the first place (or even which hsv it was, hsv1 or hsv2). ...Read more

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My test is positive for herpes 1 and negative for herpes 2 (all igg) but also positive IgM herpes too. Would you say I have type 1 or 2 ?

Both 1 and 2: Sounds like you have an acute infection with herpes 2. Igm indicated acute infection. The igg will become positive with time. A positive igg for herpes 1 indicates prior exposure to herpes 1. ...Read more

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I got <0.9 for IgG but 1.5+ for IgM for herpes test. What does that mean? Do I have herpes?Which type?What to do to be sure & what medication to take?

I got <0.9 for IgG but 1.5+ for IgM for herpes test. What does that mean? Do I have herpes?Which type?What to do to be sure & what medication to take?

Likely: Igm is produced first in response to an antigen, so suggests you are recently infected (within weeks); as to which, test should reflect hsv1 ("oral") or hsv2 ("genital")--but hsv2 is the more commonly tested for type. . Your dr will prescribe antiviral best for your situation: Acyclovir (zovirax), valacyclovir (valtrex) or Famciclovir (famvir). ...Read more

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Immunoglobulin M (Definition)

There are 5 classes of immune proteins: igg, iga, igm, ige and igd. Igm fights infection. If you produce too little then infections may occur and you have hypogammaglobulinemia. If you have too much you ...Read more