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Doctor insights on: What Does A Positive Mumps Ig G Mean

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Dr. Jeff McFadden
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Mumps (Definition)

Mumps is a viral infection of children caused by the paramyxovirus virus. The salivary glands (esp. Parotid behind the ears) swell. The paramyxovirus virus is spread by direct contact with an infected person's sneeze or cough. With nearly universal immunization in childhood, there are few cases ...Read more


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Is it possible to get one IgG titer for MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) and varicella if i don't have my immunization card?

Is it possible to get one IgG titer for MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) and varicella if i don't have my immunization card?

Separate issues: There are lab tests available for each of the four agents you listed. Contact your pcp to see if they can be drawn at their office or at a separate lab site. ...Read more

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What does a positive rubella IgG report means?

What does a positive rubella IgG report means?

You R protected: A positive rubella titer means your body has developed a protective level of antibodies to the rubella virus. You either had rubella or had an immunization.To a woman it means you will not need to worry during pregnancy that your fetus will suffer the devastating effects of rubella. That virus can cause miscarriage, organ damage, blindness ; deafness if it strikes during pregnancy. ...Read more

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I have a positive gliadin IgG for celiac disease. What does this mean?

I have a positive gliadin IgG for celiac disease. What does this mean?

You may have celiac: The usual test for celiac disease is the detection of IgA against gliadin. Some people don't make very much or any IgA (about 1 in 400 have this finding). In the absence of IgA persons with celiac disease make igg antibodies against gliadin. The diagnosis of celiac disease is generally made through endoscopy by the appearance of the small intestine with confirmation on biopsy. ...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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What does a positive VZV IgG antibody detected mean? Does it mean I don't need a vaccine?

What does a positive VZV IgG antibody detected mean?  Does it mean I don't need a vaccine?

Yes: It seems as though you're body was exposed and mounted an immune response to the virus or remnants on the virus. Make sure your titers are high enough to keep you protected--generally speaking. ...Read more

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Would a positive igg for Candida Albicans mean systemic infection or that it is an infection somewhere in your body? I have +stool fungal culture.

Would a positive igg for Candida Albicans mean   systemic infection or that it is an infection somewhere in your body? I have +stool fungal culture.

Not necessarily: I find these studies to be of little value.They are often promoted by alternative health vendors as having value for dozens of chronic conditions. People usually have candida albicans to the point it makes up 5% of the dry weight of stool. Igg is often positive for hundreds of factors for which no problems are present, with the number increasing with age. This includes candida. ...Read more