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Dr. James Krick
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Influenza (Definition)

Influenza is a viral respiratory infection that causes cough, fever, chills, sore throat, muscle aches and headache. While most healthy people suffer few complications from the flu, it can be deadly for pregnant women, babies and children, the elderly and those with weak immune systems. That's why it's so important to get the flu shot to protect yourself ...Read more


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What does this mean? Hsv 1 Igg, Type Spec: <0.91 INDEX Herpes Simplex Virus I/ii Igm Hsv, Igm I/ii Comb

What does this mean?                                         Hsv 1 Igg, Type Spec: <0.91 INDEX        Herpes Simplex Virus I/ii Igm Hsv, Igm I/ii Comb

Incomplete: You have not shared with us most of the valid information on your report. But, so far, as I am sure you are capable of reading, the IgG or 'past exposure' test for HSV 1 is negative. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if an influenza virus encodes more than 1 hemagglutinin and/or neuraminidase (i.E: of different types) how would that virus be named?

Can you tell me if an influenza virus encodes more than 1 hemagglutinin and/or neuraminidase (i.E: of different types) how would that virus be named?

Flu viruses: The study of influenza or 'the flu' can get very complicated quite quickly. These viruses consist of genetic elements that can 'mix and match' with other flu viruses (such as bird flu). So although generally each virus is only coding for one H and one N - they could shuffle things about with a different virus. We call this reassortment. The naming system is quite complex- and there are 18 Hs, 11Ns ...Read more

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Confused by results bc had mono 15 yr ago.. Epstein barr VCA ab (igm) < or = 0.90 epstein virus VCA ab (igg) 3.51 epstein virus (ebna) ab (igg) >5.

Confused by results bc had mono 15 yr ago..
Epstein barr VCA ab (igm)	 < or = 0.90		epstein virus VCA ab (igg) 3.51	
epstein virus (ebna) ab (igg) >5.

Makes perfect sense: Igm antibodies rise only during the actual, acute infection. They then fade away and are replaced by the various igg antibodies, which are the ones that provide lifetime protection against the same strain of the virus. So your numbers are consistent with the fact you had mono years ago. There is no igm, and positive igg levels. So you are immune and do not currently have mono. ...Read more

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Hi, what is that result means? Herpes virus ab profile blood, hsv igg 5.79 unit isr. Hsv Igm result negative/reference range negative..

Past exposure: The negative IgM level points to no current infection but the positive IgG level points to past exposure and protection (partial) against HSV. ...Read more

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Old or recent herpes infection? Herpes 6 ab panel blood results: herpes virus 6 igm neg:<1:10<1:10(my value) herpes virus 6 IgG pos<.99 mine 13.56

I don't get it: Herpes 6 is the roseola virus which infects nearly all of us since early childhood. There is speculation about some possible indirect relationship to multiple sclerosis. It is not an std! it is not the same as herpes simplex which is responsible for genital herpes or cold sores (hsv 2, hsv1). Why test for hsv6?. Acyclovir will yield no benefit for this unless you have a (rare) acute hh6 infe. ...Read more

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I have rubelaa IgG positive 258 and IgM negative .33 and cytomegalo virus(cmv) IgG positive 91 and IgM negative 0.32.Can i plan a baby now?

I have rubelaa IgG positive 258 and IgM negative .33 and cytomegalo virus(cmv) IgG positive 91 and IgM negative 0.32.Can i plan a baby now?

Maybe: Planning a baby is a big decision. You have antibodies showing prior infection with rubella and CMV - this should not affect your decision as congenital infection is unlikely to occur. However, you should consider other factors - personal, health, etc. ...Read more

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After mosquito bites 2-3 weeks ago, I just had a test for West Nile Virus. IGG was negative (<1.30) and IGM was equivocal (0.99). What does that mean?

After mosquito bites 2-3 weeks ago, I just had a test for West Nile Virus. IGG was negative (<1.30) and IGM was equivocal (0.99).  What does that mean?

Repeat test: You may want to repeat the test to know if it really was West Nile. If, however, you feel well, you may decide you do not need to know as there is no specific treatment. The IgM usually turns positive first and then the IgG later. Your IgM may be either a false positive (IgM tests have a high rate of false positives in general) or it may have been on the way up. ...Read more

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Why would your epstein virus IgG and IgM go up. The IgM is still negative but the IgG is 5.14 showinga high reading . In august it was 3.44?

Why would your epstein virus  IgG and IgM go up. The IgM is still negative but the IgG is 5.14 showinga high reading . In august it was 3.44?

See below: The viral capsid igg antibody stays positive permanently after ebv infection. The vca igm is only elevated during early ebv infection then rapidly reverts to negative. ...Read more

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What does this hav result mean hav-igm is non reactive while hav -igg to hepatitis a virus is reactive?

What does this hav result mean hav-igm is non reactive while hav -igg to hepatitis a virus is reactive?

Past exposure: The igg positive means you have either been infected or been vaccinated in the past and have developed an antibody. The igm negative means you are not actively infected right now. ...Read more

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In 4 months period My HSV IgG has increased from 2.77 to 5.38 and IgM is .11 does that mean virus is gaining power and going to ruin my health.

NO: It simply means that your titer was higher the one time compared to the other. You may have it checked in 6 months and it is back down again. The number is not as important as positive or Negative with IGG, which simply means you had a history of HSV . The IGM would signify active infection. Your Health will not be ruined. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Does VCA IgG value 77.1 u/ml and EBV IgM value less than 10 shows current Epstein Barr Virus infection?

Insufficient: VCA IgG and EBV IgM sometimes are not sufficient to tell, what exactly is going on. More tests may help, for example "D early antigen (EA-D)" and "Epstein Barr nuclear antigen (EBNA)". ...Read more

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What is the difference between a herpes simplex virus (hsv) IgG and IgM test?

What is the difference between a herpes simplex virus (hsv) IgG and IgM test?

Acute vs. chronic: Igm antibodies appear after recent infection and then disappear. Igg antibodies come later and persist, indicating chronic or past infection. In the case of herpes, the IgM is not widely used, because acute herpes is typically diagnosed based on clinical appearance or culture results. A positive igg indicates the presence of herpes, which is a chronic recurring infection. ...Read more

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I got lab results it mentioned herpes simplex virus 1igg 13.7 , IgM 16.9 and 2 IgG >200, IgM 12.0 all in u/ml , the CRP 1.6 , RBC 5.52 m/ul , MCV 75.4?

HSV: A positive result (ie, the presence of igm class herpes simplex virus [hsv] 1 and/or 2 antibodies) indicates recent infection. The presence of hsv 1 and/or 2 antibodies may indicate a primary or reactivated infection, but cannot distinguish between them. ...Read more

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One and a half year epstein barr virus, did many lab test for antibodies. Only IgG present but no igm. Test with VCA gp125, p19 ebna-1 p22 all postive?

One and a half year epstein barr virus, did many lab test for antibodies. Only IgG present but no igm. Test with VCA gp125, p19 ebna-1 p22 all postive?

Only indicates you..: Indicates you've had mono. The mono virus is permanently inserted into your b-lymphocytes and hepatocytes (liver tissue) forever! legacy of the "kissing disease! however, you did not specify your titer of "early antigen, " which can indicate chronic mono. See if this test was done! but form the data you present, nothing is abnormal and indicates you have had mono in the past! ...Read more

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What's differance between mono , di , tri and quadrivalent influenza virus vaccine ?

What's differance between mono , di , tri and quadrivalent influenza virus vaccine ?

Flu vaccine: The trivalent covers 2 a strains ; 1 b strain, the quadrivalent covers 2a and 2b strains, the second b strain causes milder disease in adults and mostly affects children. The efficacy of the quadrivalent over the trivalent vaccine has not been established in preventing disease as it just got on the market in the us. The mono and di valent vaccines are not on the market. See the cdc.Gov site 4 info. ...Read more

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What occurs if the immune system did not respond to the influenza virus or a cold virus?

What occurs if the immune system did not respond to the influenza virus or a cold virus?

Live or let die: This would be highly unusual since there are reserve system in the body to fight against virus. If you have absolutely no immune response, then you will have to wait till the virus dies out or kills you in the interim. However this scenario would be a highly unlikely one. ...Read more

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What are the treatment options for influenza virus a?

What are the treatment options for influenza virus a?

Influenza A: The treatment of influenza a can consist of 3 different avenues: 1) symptomatic treatment only, such as tylenol/advil/ibuprofen/decongestants, 2) antiviral medications if given within 48 hours of onset of illness, such as tamiflu or relenza, (zanamivir) or 3) doing absolutely nothing but rest and push fluids. You may do a combination of all three! most healthy individuals will tackle influenza with time. ...Read more

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Dr. Gregory Lanza
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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


Virus (Definition)

A virus is a small infectious agent that can replicate only inside the living cells of an organism. Viruses can infect all types of organisms, from animals and plants ...Read more