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Ana titer with reflex to ifa of 1:320 and neg for antibody tests what does that mean? Pattern was speckled and homogeneos

Ana titer with reflex to ifa of 1:320 and neg for antibody tests what does that mean? Pattern was speckled and homogeneos

See details: You have a positive ANA which is a screening test for lupus. However, it is positive in numerous other diseases and even in normal people. See a rheumatologist to determine what it means. ...Read more

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My teen had ANA test but now dr is saying we need a "reflex titer" blood test. What is it and does that mean ANA positive?

Suggestive of auto-: Immune disorder. A high concentration of anti-nuclear antibody is one indicator or auto-immune disease. Titer is one expression for concentration of a particular antibody. See this site for info on ana:
http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003535.Htm. ...Read more

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Had HSV DNA PCR test with CSF? Negative. Also had HSV 1/2 antibody (IgM), IFA with reflex to Titer, CSF. Negative. Can I still have HSV 1 or 2?

Had HSV DNA PCR test with CSF? Negative. Also had HSV 1/2 antibody (IgM), IFA with reflex to Titer, CSF. Negative. Can I still have HSV 1 or 2?

No HSV in CNS: With these tests, you're obviously under a doctor's care, maybe including an infectious diseases specialist or neurologist. They can answer these questions best. But these results effectively rule out HSV infection of your central nervous system. Something else is causing the problem. That said, the HSV IgM test is notoriously unreliable. You probably also had an IgG test, probably negative. ...Read more

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I have fatty liver and I had a mitochondrial m2 ab test it is 5.4 and f-acting antibody is 14. What do those numbers mean?

I have fatty liver and I had a mitochondrial m2 ab test it is 5.4 and f-acting antibody is 14. What do those numbers mean?

Need to consult a: Doctor. Ms. Banks: I addressed the elevated hscrp in an earlier message, however the current question requires integrating all of your medical history and findings. There is incomplete information in your message and 400 characters is not a suitable forum to address your issues. Please discuss the matter with your doctor. ...Read more

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What is mitochondrial disorder?

What is mitochondrial disorder?

Energy loss: Mitochondria are the "engines"of each cell throughout the body. Loss of energy changes normal functions and the symptoms are many. Mitochondria have their own genes and they are inherited from the mother alone. ...Read more

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Which is the mitochondrial disease known as l.H.O.N.?

Which is the mitochondrial disease known as l.H.O.N.?

Lebers neuropathy: Lebers hereditary optic neuropathy

http://ghr. Nlm. Nih. Gov/condition/leber-hereditary-optic-neuropathy. ...Read more

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What is the mitochondrial disease known as l.h.o.n.? How is it treated?

What is the mitochondrial disease known as l.h.o.n.? How is it treated?

Hereditary blindness: LHON stands for Leber's hereditary optic neuropathy. It is inherited from mother to child. Usually a young man loses eyesight in the enter of one eye, and shortly after he loses eyesight in other eye. Women are less often affected. Gene mutations that are responsible for this disease is known. There are no curative treatments. If you carry this gene, you should avoid smoking, alcohol certain drugs. ...Read more

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What is the mitochondrial disease known as l.h.o.n.? How is it treated?

What is the mitochondrial disease known as l.h.o.n.? How is it treated?

Progressive vision: Loss occurs as a result of this condition which is the most common known mitochondrial disease. About 45 mutations have been linked to LHON. Although it is the most common, it is nevertheless rare and must be treated at a center with knowledge of and experience with mitochondrial disorders. ...Read more

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Could tumors "trigger" a mitochondrial disease?

Could tumors "trigger" a mitochondrial disease?

Not very likely: Mitochondria are "power-houses"--they generate energy from inside all of your cells, except red blood cells. Thus, these are intracellular structures and diseases often result from mutation/genetic defect, drug, certain infections such as HIV/cytmegalovirus--as these go inside cells. Tumors result from mutation/defective DNAs, so possibly can cause mitochondrial disease, but low chance. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of mitochondrial myopathy?

What are symptoms of mitochondrial myopathy?

Many symptoms: The mm are a group of disorders due to dysfunction of the mitochondria, which are the energy producing parts of the cell. Nerve and muscle cells need a great deal of energy and so are most affected. Symptoms depend on which enzymes / proteins are dysfunctional, but muscle, brain, heart and eye function can be affected. See: http://www. Ninds. Nih. Gov/disorders/mitochondrial_myopathy for more info. ...Read more

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What is mitochondrial myopathy? What causes it?

What is mitochondrial myopathy? What causes it?

Mitochondrial myo-: Pathies are a group of neuromuscular disorders inherited from one's mother. Find out the type & which organs it affects, then obtain information & support from mda. Org. Mitochondria are cellular power plants that convert fuel from food into energy molecules, particularly important in nerve & muscle cells. See more on genetics at mda. Org/disease/mitochondrial-myopathies/causes-inheritance ...Read more

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Is there a treatment for mitochondrial disorder?

Is there a treatment for mitochondrial disorder?

No cure yet: There is no curative treatment yet available for mitochondrial disorders. However, a lot of research is being done in this area. In the meantime, the treatment includes various supplements (vitamins and antioxidants) that may help some patients, maintaining healthy lifestyle, and avoiding triggers that may make disease worse such as certain medications that affect mitochondrial function. ...Read more

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What is mitochondrial myopathy? My sister has it.

What is mitochondrial myopathy? My sister has it.

Muscle biopsy proof: Myopathy associated with mitochondrial disease.
Maternal genetic transmission
Short stature, eye muscle paralysis, hearing loss & cardiac conduction defects. Overlap with other mitochondrial myopathies
She shold be under the care of neurologist & physiotherapist. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for mitochondrial disorder?

What is the treatment for mitochondrial disorder?

Supportive: Mitochondria are little workshops in each cell that do work outsourced from the central nucleus. When the mitochondria do work that is defective, the intricate work of sustaining the bodies metabolism begins to fail. Over time sensitive functions decline and the person looses capabilities. After diagnosis, the aim of therapy is to preserve quality of life as long as possible. ...Read more

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Could you explain what is mitochondrial myopathy?

Could you explain what is mitochondrial myopathy?

Disease where: The mitochondria in muscles are not functioning properly and cause muscle weakness or atrophy of the muscle. The mitochondria is the "powerhouse" of the cell. When they do not function correctly, the cells loose power and either are not efficient or cause cell death. There's many different causes of this type of myopathy. See http://mda. Org/disease/mitochondrial-myopathies
hope that helps! ...Read more

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What are some treatments for mitochondrial disease?

What are some treatments for mitochondrial disease?

Avoid toxic foods: Avoid sugars, fried foods, vegatable oils like canola & soy, meats that are cured wth nitrates & nitrites, aspartame, splenda, partially hydrogenated vegetable oils, maragarine, soy based products, sweetened beverages like juice & soda, microwaved foods, artificial colors & flavors. All of these products cause damage to the cells, tissues & organs in your body contributing to various diseases. ...Read more

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What can I do about a mitochondrial myopathy condition?

What can I do about a mitochondrial myopathy condition?

Mitochondrial myo-: Pathies are a group of neuromuscular disorders inherited from one's mother. Find out the type & which organs it affects, then obtain information, resources & support from mda. Org. Mitochondria are cellular power plants that convert fuel from food into energy molecules, particularly important in nerve & muscle cells. See more on genetics at mda. Org/disease/mitochondrial-myopathies/causes-inheritan ...Read more

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How do you geneticists test for mitochondrial disorder?

How do you geneticists test for mitochondrial disorder?

Maternal: One of the most distinctive features of mitochondrial dna is that of maternal inheritance, it is transmitted only by mother dna. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, can you tell me what is mitochondrial encephalopathy?

Hi doctors, can you tell me what is mitochondrial encephalopathy?

Mitochondria: Its a group of diseases that are due to defects in metabolism inside the mitochondria and the person was born with it. It tends to cause delay in milestones, seizures and often metabolic acidosis ...Read more

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Please answer! What population does mitochondrial myopathy affect?

Please answer! What population does mitochondrial myopathy affect?

Mitochondrial myo-: pathies are a group of inheritable neuromuscular disorders. Find out the type & which organs it affects, then obtain information & support from mda. Org. Mitochondria are cellular "power plants" that convert fuel from food into energy molecules, particularly important in nerve & muscle cells. Http://mda. Org/disease/mitochondrial-myopathies/causes-inheritance explains the patterns of inheritance. ...Read more

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What are some of the of non genetic or "acquired" mitochondrial disease?

Heavy metals: Lead and mercury toxicity, prolonged immobilization and lack of exercise, etc. - those are forms of secondary mitochondrial disease. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my sister has mitochondrial myopathy what is that?

What do you suggest if my sister has mitochondrial myopathy what is that?

Mitochondrial myo-: pathies are a group of inheritable neuromuscular disorders. Find out the type & which organs it affects, then obtain information & support from mda. Org. Mitochondria are cellular "power plants" that convert fuel from food into energy molecules, particularly important in nerve & muscle cells. Http://mda. Org/disease/mitochondrial-myopathies/causes-inheritance explains the patterns of inheritance. ...Read more

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What symptoms would make you think you have to test for mitochondrial disease?

What symptoms would make you think you have to test for mitochondrial disease?

Symptoms: Symptoms can be related to anything.
Make a list of your symptoms and take them to see your doctor. ...Read more

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What is mitochondrial level suppose to be? Mine is 5.4 what does that mean? I do have fatty liver

What is mitochondrial level suppose to be? Mine is 5.4 what does that mean? I do have fatty liver

AMA?: I presume you had an ama (anti mitochondrial antibody) checked as part of a workup to investigate why your liver enzymes are elevated. To determine if fatty liver is the cause, other causes are excluded. Ask your doctor for the 'reference range' of the ama test. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with mitochondrial disease and have arthritis. Will marujuana every once in awhile help?

I have been diagnosed with mitochondrial disease and have arthritis. Will marujuana every once in awhile help?

Arthritis maybe: At least as far as pain relief, but mitrochondrial disease might be a problem, since cannabis has been shown to increase mitochondrial dysfunction. I would talk with your metabolic specialist before you try anything. There are better meds/treatments for arthritis than cannabis. ...Read more

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Coulddental adhesive used to secure dental bridges cause health issues for someone with mitochondrial problems?

Coulddental adhesive used to secure dental bridges cause health issues for someone with mitochondrial problems?

Unlikely: Usually the adhesive is underneath the bridge which is sealed. Any excess adhesive is cleaned off by your dentist when the bridge is delivered. ...Read more

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RE: Exercise Intolerance- the mitochondrial disorder. Is it possible that this and CFS could be one and the same? Any studies done to check this out?

RE: Exercise Intolerance- the mitochondrial disorder. Is it possible that this and CFS could be one and the same? Any studies done to check this out?

Not likely: Easy fatigue is just one symptom of mitochondrial disease which is a rare medical condition cause by mutations in mitochondrial genes encoding enzymes involve in cellular oxidative metabolism. In contrast to chronic fatigue syndrome which is not uncommon, mitochondrial disorders are often associated with-neurological and cardiac dysfunction and abnormal muscle biopsy ...Read more

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What are mitochondrial diseases?

Energy failure: Mitochondria are the "engines" of the cell. They produce the energy that enables each cell to perform its designated function. Loss of enough cellular energy produces loss of function expressed as symptoms. ...Read more