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Doctor insights on: Immunofixation Showed Acute Inflammatory Pattern

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What are the tests for acute inflammatory polyneuropathy?

What are the tests for acute inflammatory polyneuropathy?

EMG and Spinal Fluid: Electromyography can support the clinical diagnosis, and spinal fluid protein elevation can add supportive data. Some blood studies may also be helpful. ...Read more

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What sort of problem is acute inflammatory polyneuropathy?

What sort of problem is acute inflammatory polyneuropathy?

AIDP: "acute inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (aidp) is an autoimmune process that is characterized by progressive areflexic weakness and mild sensory changes. Sensory symptoms often precede motor weakness. About 20% of patients end up with respiratory failure." for more see: http://emedicine. Medscape. Com/article/1169959-overview. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of acute inflammatory polyneuropathy?

What are the symptoms of acute inflammatory polyneuropathy?

CIDP: This is an immune disorder of the peripheral nervous system, and involves an attack of the myelin coverings of mainly the motor nerves, but can be seen occasionally affecting sensory fibers also. Cidp can be controlled with steroids or ivig, but relapses can occur, and lifelong treatment is often required.
Weakness in arms, legs, and face, most common. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Acute inflammatory polyneuropathy?

Neuropathy: Acute inflammatory polyneuropathy is an autoimmune syndrome that is associated with systemic inflammation that targets the nerves. The symptoms may vary but include numbness, tingling, weakness, pain, and local temperature changes. Patients may or may not have an elevated ERS or CRP. The condition may also be associated with other autoimmune diseases treated by neurologist and rheumatologists. ...Read more

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What exactly is an inflammatory stroke? Neuro said LP can tell us if that's the cause of sudden onset dementia

What exactly is an inflammatory stroke? Neuro said LP can tell us if that's the cause of sudden onset dementia

Stroke: Encephalitis or brain inflammation causes various neurological signs and symptoms and abnormal lp fluid including dementia, but I'm not familiar with the term inflammatory stroke. Strictly speaking there are 3 types of stroke-hemorrhagic, embolic and ischemic. ...Read more

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? Would a breast blood culture show inflammatory breast csncer?

? Would a breast blood culture show inflammatory breast csncer?

No: This is not an infectious disease. The possibility is very serious and I would urge you to talk with your physician candidly about the biopsy that may have been performed or may be planned. ...Read more

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My smears show thick inflammatory exudates consisting of neutrophils with occasional macrophages and lympho, what does this mean?

My smears show thick inflammatory exudates consisting of neutrophils with occasional macrophages and lympho, what does this mean?

Inflammation: First, where are these smears coming from...pap? Neutrophils are an indicator to the pathologist of acute inflammation and macrophages and lymphocytes are an indication of chronic inflammation. These findings are very non-specific, but likely indicate an infectious etiology present. ...Read more

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How soon or how after having pelvic inflammatory disease your body shows signs?

How soon or how after having pelvic inflammatory disease your body shows signs?

Variable: This depends upon the organism, how long the infection has been present and what tissues are involved. If you think that you may have PID you should definitely see a gynecologist and be examined and treated. This can create potentially life-threatening complications and result in infertility, tubal pregnancy, spread of infection to other areas of the body, and so on and so on. ...Read more

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My CSF results show normal cell count but show inflammatory proteins-oligoclonal bands, what does this mean please?

My CSF results show normal cell count but show inflammatory proteins-oligoclonal bands, what does this mean please?

Oligoclonal bands: These proteins are immunoglobulins usually detected by separating the proteins in an electric field-charged gel. Many CNS diseases are associated with their presence, but most commonly they are tested for when there is concern about multiple sclerosis. Since many diseases can cause the abnormality, finding them is not specific and must be correlated with symptoms and other findings. ...Read more

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Can a thrush show up as pelvic inflammatory disease?

Can a thrush show up as pelvic inflammatory disease?

No: Thrush is a fungal infection and will not show up as pid which is mostly caused by sexually transmitted bacteria. ...Read more

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Plz explain. Minimal to mild chronic appearing paranasal sinus inflammatory changes. Mildly increased ethmoid air cells. No acute sinusitis or osseous changes.

Plz explain. Minimal to mild chronic appearing paranasal sinus inflammatory changes. Mildly increased ethmoid air cells. No acute sinusitis or osseous changes.

Sinusitis: It usually means that you a lingering mild chronic inflammation in your sinuses often associated with allergies. It usually is self limiting but if you are having bothersome symptoms would try a nasal spray such as Flonase ...Read more

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My colonoscopy shows lymphoid aggregates without evidence of inflammatory bowel disease or microscopic colitis can you tell me what this means?

My colonoscopy shows lymphoid aggregates without evidence of inflammatory bowel disease or microscopic colitis can you tell me what this means?

It is: A basically NORMAL finding with some indcation that a mild inflammation was at one time present. Your GI expert can discuss what the significance of this is in YOUR case!
Hope this is helpful!
Dr Z ...Read more

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Will an MRI show a lumbar herniated disc even after anti-inflammatory medications are given?

Will an MRI show a lumbar herniated disc even after anti-inflammatory medications are given?

Herniated Disc: Yes, an MRI should still show a herniated disc even after anti-inflammatories have been used. The drugs should help reduce swelling, but a herniated disc is a physical bulge from the disc pushing into the vertebral canal causing pressure on one or more nerve roots. No drugs can change that, even if they make the perceived pain less. ...Read more

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I have sharp lower abdome pain and sharp pain in bones. All tests are ok. Pap smear result shows inflammatory smears. What I have to do?

I have sharp lower abdome pain and sharp pain in bones. All tests are ok. Pap smear result shows inflammatory smears. What I have to do?

Need more info: I'm not sure what you mean by "all tests are ok". You should at the least have an ultrasound of your abdomen and pelvic areas and a through physical exam, your symptoms should not be ignored. ...Read more

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If cardiomyopathy was bad enough to cause low fevers, cp, breathlessness and palps, would it show a sign like increased inflammatory markers, a murmur, low o2, weird BP and/or EKG changes?

If cardiomyopathy was bad enough to cause low fevers, cp, breathlessness and palps, would it show a sign like increased inflammatory markers, a murmur, low o2, weird BP and/or EKG changes?

Many forms; depends: Cardiomyopathy is a big word that means poor heart function. There are many forms of cardiomyopathies, and depending on which one you have, there are different signs and some are reversible. Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy: enlarged heart with ekg ; echo changes; viral cardiomyopathy: prodrome of viral syndrome which results in cardiomyopathy ; 50% improve; and many others. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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Serum free light chain test shows normal kappa (8.7mg/dl), low lambda (3.80), high kap/lam ratio (2.31). Serum $ urine electrophoresis show no monoclonal protein, nor does serum immunofixation. Likely MGUS, myeloma, or admyloidosis? CBC/met panel ok.

Serum free light chain test shows normal kappa (8.7mg/dl), low lambda (3.80), high kap/lam ratio (2.31). Serum $ urine electrophoresis show no monoclonal protein, nor does serum immunofixation. Likely MGUS, myeloma, or admyloidosis? CBC/met panel ok.

False positive rate: There is 30% or so false positive rate of kappa/lambda ratio in people without MGUS, myeloma or other disorders.
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Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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What is this lump on my jaw? About 3 weeks ago I was punched in the jaw. I had a lot of swelling but x-rays didn't show a fracture. Since then I have been taking anti-inflammatory's and most of the swelling has gone down. Now there is just a vary hard lum

What is this lump on my jaw? About 3 weeks ago I was punched in the jaw. I had a lot of swelling but x-rays didn't show a fracture. Since then I have been taking anti-inflammatory's and most of the swelling has gone down. Now there is just a vary hard lum

Jaw lump: The most common error in jaw trauma is to fail to follow it to resolution. When an initial xray is "negative" for fracture, it doesn't necessarily mean there isn't one! There may be a "nondisplaced" fracture which does not show up. The xray must be repeated in 10 to 14 days, when the decalcification of the fracture will then sometimes show up. With a persistent lump, you should see an oral surgeon. ...Read more

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Is coffee inflammatory?

Is coffee inflammatory?

Not really: Not particularly, but caffeine in excess has its set of toxic properties that are independent of whether it's inflammatory. ...Read more

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Diffused inflammatory gastritis?

Diffused inflammatory gastritis?

See below: It depends on the cause. Symptoms like these can only be adequately diagnosed through a thorough evaluation by your doctor. ...Read more

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Is sugar considered inflammatory?

Is sugar considered inflammatory?

Yes: In general sugar and " white"processed foods are not healthy ...Read more

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What are some anti inflammatory foods?

What are some anti inflammatory foods?

Foods anti-inflamm: The right balance of omega-3 fish oils or choices in vegetables, like flax seed oil, is anti-inflammatory by changing membrane prostaglandin signaling. Turmeric, green tea, small berries with least sweetness, and many foods that are anti-oxidant also have anti-inflamm action. Eat color. Kelp, certain mushrooms, and in general a diet with healthy fat and leaner protein with less refined cho. ...Read more

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Are there any OTC anti inflammatory meds?

Are there any OTC anti inflammatory meds?

Yes quite a few: Ibuprofen (sold in the us as motrin, advil) and Naproxen (sold as aleve) are both anti-inflammatories lasting eight and twelve hours respectively. They are often referred to as nsaids or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. In addition, old fashioned Aspirin works the same way. Acetaminophen (or paracetamol), sold as tylenol (acetaminophen) is not an NSAID and works differently. Does nothing for inflammation. ...Read more

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What are the most inflammatory conditions?

What are the most inflammatory conditions?

Depends on a lot: The greater the extent of underlying debility and of body/organ involvement, the more likely that inflammatory condition will take its toll on the sufferer. Generalized arthropathies, widespread and active crohn's disease, extensive skin eruptions are troubling examples but may be less immediately life-threatening than localized inflammation of a critical organ like the brain, heart, etc. ...Read more

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What is underlying inflammatory arthropathy?

What is underlying inflammatory arthropathy?

Check with your doc: You may need a battery of testing. Check with your rheumatologist. ...Read more