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Polyclonal Hypergammaglobulinemia Causes
Mild hypergammaglobulinemia polyclonal. What causes it and elevated igg. All other proteins are normal.
See details: These results have no clinical significance. Why was the test ordered in the first place? ...Read more
What can ido if bloodwork shows marked polyclonal hypergammaglobulinemia?? I don't have apt with liver specialist until june...
Best thing to do is-: Nothing until you have a diagnosis. Polyclonal hypergammaglobulinemia is non specific and simply indicates the immune system is activated. This is normal with many infectious and inflammatory diseases. It does not need to be treated per se and bears little relationship to the severity of the underlying disease. It will resolve when the underlying disease resolves. ...Read more
Mono or Polyclonal: High levels of immunoglobulins (hypergammaglobulinemia) can be monoclonal (specific) - due to malignant proliferation of plasma cells or lymphocytes as in myeloma or waldenstrom's macroglobulinemia. Polyclonal (many types) hypergammaglobulinemia is a benign condition due to infection, inflammation causing non-specific gamma globulin production such as in hepatitis, immune and allergic disorders. ...Read more
Can you tell me about immunity and I am having a difficult time with finding information on hypergammaglobulinemia. So my question is what is it?
Recent bloodwork for IG. My IgG is elevated to1950 on 1650 scale, total protein normal range. Mild hypergammaglobulinemia polyclonal?
Stop worrying: You may be getting over a mild infection. Polyclonal elevations of IgG are common and never worth worrying about. If you have some other illness, this is a tip in diagnosing and following you. Otherwise, relax and keep an eye on how you actually feel. ...Read more
RA factor, ANA positive with polyarthritis ACCP negative and polyclonal hypergammaglobulinaemia. What's the diagnosis?
Auto immune disorder: The information you provided is not sufficient to provide a specific diagnosis. It suggest an auto-immune inflammatory disorder. All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. ...Read more
B-cells: The ways in which HIV and hiv-infected immune cells cause overgrowth of uninfected b-cells, making them divide (polyclonal) and overfunction (polyclonal gammopathy, b-cell quasi-lymphomas) are coming to be known and are hugely complex. Best recent review http://www. Nature. Com/nri/journal/v9/n4/execsumm/nri2524.Html. ...Read more
Causes if a polyclonal gammopayhy with elevated kappa and lambda free light chains? Seems to be of the IGG type slightly elevated count.
It can be caused by numerous inflammatory, infectious, and malignant causes, for example; TB, Rheumatoid arthritis, cirrhosis of the liver, lymphoma, and MS. A more extensive list, click on Table 3 link inside article below.
http://www. Aafp. Org/afp/2005/0101/p105.html
http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pmc/articles/PMC356447/
Mild elevation could simply be a mild cold with a rhinovirus. No worries. ...Read more
Parvovirus B19: Fifth disease, also known as erythema infectiosum, is a common infection caused by parvovirus b19. The virus causes fever, muscle aches and headache for about 7-10 days, then produces the characteristic "slapped cheek" appearing rash on the face. This rash can be itchy and spread to the trunk, arms and legs. ...Read more
Bacteria: A couple of websites mention that indian fire is another name for impetigo. Impetigo is a skin infection caused by bacteria. The skin gets warm with redness. Sometimes the skin is tender. There is usually yellowish crusty material on the rash as it develops. Impetigo can spread from person to person, and should be evaluated and treated with antibiotics by a doctor. ...Read more
Immune System Defect: There are different areas of our immune system the helps us fight off viruses, bacteria and/or yeasts and molds. Defects or weaknesses in these areas can be genetic or acquired. Severe or mild, transcient or permanent. Depending on the defect, will depend on which is the best treatment. You need an immune system evaluation by an immunologist if you are having problems with too many infections. ...Read more
More details: Could you explain more, the psychiatric diagnosis do not define a ' thinking disorder, however there are several disorders where there is a disturbance of thought process. More information is needed about symptoms. Also remember that it is important to understand the dysfunction in order to call it a disorder. ...Read more
Difficult to say: Pain in the low back on either side could be due to a variety of things from muscles, joints nerves and problems with your internal organs such as your kidneys. It is worth getting evaluated to make sure it is nothing serious. Try physical therapy and conservative measures. You may benefit from seeing an interventional pain physician. ...Read more
Can't digest lactose: Milk has lactose as it's sugar. Milk is a complete food for baby mammals, so it has fat, protein, sugar, etc... Most people don't have as much "lactase" enzyme as they get older, but some people start losing their enzyme in childhood. Certain racial groups don't lose it. Without the enzyme, the lactose sugar is digested by the intestinal bacteria, so leads to gassiness, cramps, and some diarrhea. ...Read more
Inherited: Gaucher's disease GD is an inherited / genetic metabolic disorder that causes an enzyme deficiency. This deficiency disables the process that allows for the breakdown of a class of compounds called glycolipids causing them to accumulate in abnormal concentration in various organs resulting in damage to these organs. ...Read more
Flatus: Bacteria in the colon help digest the contents; if the food remains in the colon longer than usual, a stronger odor may result. Also, certain foods are rich in sulfur compounds (eggs, onions, broccoli, etc) which, when acted upon by bacteria can produce bad smelling wind. Sometimes, eating parsley or watercress or other chlorophyll-containing herbs can lessen the odor, as can charcoal capsules. ...Read more
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