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Varicella Zoster Igg Vs Igm
Antibodies for varicella zoster IgG positive, and varicella IgM negative, means immunity for shingles or just for chicken pox?
Caused by the varicella-zoster virus, chicken pox results in a blister rash that starts on the stomach, back, and face and spreads throughout the entire body. These small itchy blisters eventually scab over. Associated symptoms include itching, fatigue, malaise, and a fever. The most effective method to prevent spreading of the varicella virus is ...Read more
I have recurring sensitivity on my skin (no rash) since childhood. During episode, I had a Varicella-Zoster IgG with results of 3126. Interpretation?
Good protection: That means that you have good protective antibody against the chickenpox virus and did not reflect a then current infection. What do you mean by sensitivity on your skin? Burning, tingling, itching? I do not believe however that these two issues are related and believe that you might have received Zostavax in recent past. Knowing your age would also allow us to give better answers. ...Read more
Varicella zoster igg level 2339. What does it mean, a recent infection or general immune deficiency?
If I had chikenpox as a child, why would anyone need to be tested for Varicella-Zoster Ab,IgG ? The virus is already in your system. I tested positive
Just good practice: Maybe your doctor tested you because she suspected herpes zoster (shingles), which is a reactivation of VZV, the chickenpox virus. Antibody lab testing is more reliable than patient history in knowing for sure that someone is carrying VZV and that shingles is possible. Not that she didn't trust your history, but still more accurate. Ask the doctor directly if this doesn't seem to explain it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My blood test shows Varicella Zoster Ab IgG Scr 2.83. ANA Positive. My appointment isn't until next week. Can you tell me what that means?
Two things different: The Zoster IgG means you are currently immune to the shingles virus and have had either the vaccination, chicken pox, or a prior episode of shingles. The ANA is usually a screening test for autoimmune diseases and impossible to interpret without the context of symptoms and subfraction ANA analysis ...Read more
How long after varicella zoster vaccine can you be tested via IgG antibodies in titers for immunity ?
6 weeks: We typically wait 6 weeks after vaccination to retest igg response. ...Read more
Not sure: of your question. If Igg zoster antibodies are low, there may not be immunity; if Igm is high, it is an indication of acute infection. So if these tests are being run, that is why. ...Read more
Only varicella virus: Shingles is a condition where the zoster virus emerges from hibernation in one of your nerve roots. It travels down the nerve and exits in the distribution of that nerve where it causes pain, blisters and skin sensitivity. The only way you get shingles is to have had chickenpox in the past or have received the vaccine (although less often). ...Read more
About 24 hours: Vzv can survive outside the human body for up to 24 hours, but it may be less in inhospitable conditions. ...Read more
Serious effects: Varicella-zoster virus can cause prematurity, encephalitis, pneumonia, intrauterine growth restriction, central nervous system abnormalities, limb abnormalities, blindness, and possibly death if birth occurs during active infection. This is one reason why the VZV vaccine is contraindicated during pregnancy since it is a live vaccine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Vzv: It does not appear to have mutated much. ...Read more
See ID specialist: For a person with all these infections, you need to be thoroughly evaluated by an infectious disease specialist and probably admitted to the hospital to have them treated with IV medications. If there are ongoing infections, all need to be treated simultaneously. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is latent varicella-zoster virus more likely to reactivate if the person is re-exposed to the virus or does it only reactivate with stressing the body?
Hard to say: For most individuals re-exposure will only give an individual a chance to boost their immunity and thereby keep the inactivated virus in check.If their systems immunity has weakened enough to allow emergence, the stress of the exposure could let this happen.However, it is difficult if not impossible to link these by proper study. ...Read more
Hard to say: If you are referring to a blood test, it would mean there is no evidence of a prior varicella infection and no immunity.If it refers to a specimin i send to the lab for pcr it means no vz was found in the specimin. ...Read more