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Mycoplasma pneumoniae ab IgG >5 (<=.9 neg, >=1.1 +) but low igm. Fatigue, poor digestion, been coughing up mucus for ~1. Chronic infection possible?

Mycoplasma pneumoniae ab IgG >5 (<=.9 neg, >=1.1 +) but low igm.  Fatigue, poor digestion, been coughing up mucus for ~1.  Chronic infection possible?

Anything possible: You need to be seen by a physician and evaluated appropriately. This cannot be done on the internet, and answers on HealthTap aren't intended for individual treatment, prescription or diagnosis. ...Read more

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


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What does the "mycoplasma pneumoniae IgG IgM ab" test for?

What does the "mycoplasma pneumoniae IgG IgM ab" test for?

See below: A positive mycoplasma igm antibody would indicate a recent infection with this organism. If the igm antibody is negative and the mycoplasma igg antibody is positive this would indicate a past infection with mycoplasma. ...Read more

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What symptoms are related to a positive "mycoplasma pneumoniae IgG IgM ab" blood test?

What symptoms are related to a positive "mycoplasma pneumoniae IgG IgM ab" blood test?

See below: Mycoplasma pneumoniae infection causes varied symptoms and a person may have no symptoms at all. See this site for more info. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000082.htm. ...Read more

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What does it mean that my mycoplasma pneumoniae IgG came back very high?

What does it mean that my mycoplasma pneumoniae IgG came back very high?

Probably nothing: Ig the igm fracture is negative you do not have active disease. The igg likely indicates past and not present infection. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a positive IgM but a negative IgG for mycoplasm?

What does it mean to have a positive IgM but a negative IgG for mycoplasm?

Early vs late: Igm is the immunoglobulin noted for coming out early in response to any illness, it fades over time while igg come out a bit later and stays up longer. If you have a positive IgM it indicates a early response, while igg would probably show up in a few months at which point the IgM would have declined. ...Read more

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Is mycoplasma pneumoniae a relatively common infection that many people are infected with at some time in life?

Is mycoplasma pneumoniae a relatively common infection that many people are infected with at some time in life?

Yes: Mycoplasma pneumoniae is a relatively common infection, in fact almost 0.5% of americans are diagnosed with it annually. It tends to affect people in the first 4 decades of their life. ...Read more