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What Does Antibody Mean
A warrior increase: Think of an antibody as a soldier to help you beat the enemy (infection) if you have increasing antibodies you have more warriors. The problem here is if the warriors decide to fight against your own body rather than infection. You then have an auto-immune disease like rheumatoid arthritis. ...Read more
Hsv early antibodies can appear in few weeks. "aged and mature" antibodies can take up to 24 months what does "aged/mature" antibodies mean exactly?
What does low pneumococcal antibodies mean?Blood showed good immune system except that? Can it cause chronic sinusitis and bronchitis?
Yes: I assume this is a antibody level measured after the pneumococcal vaccine. If so, it means your immune system is not responding to the bacterial proteins in the normal way. Patients who mount a weak response to bacterial infections may be at higher risk for recurrent respiratory tract infections such as sinusitis and bronchitis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Virus in the body: If the antibody for HSV (1 or 2) is positive, it means the person was infected with the virus and the virus is in the persons nerves forever, even if there are no outward signs of an infection. The person can pass the virus to her/his contacts even if there is no sore or rash. ...Read more
What type of : Antibodies? We all make antibodies and these are essential for fighting infections. You may wish to discuss the matter with your doctor as it is not feasible to address the issue without knowing what antibodies you are concerned about. ...Read more
What do you suggest if my child recenetly gave blood and she tested postive for hla antibodies what does that mean?
I was recently diagnosed with mild primary Sjögren's syndrome by my rheumatologist. I have a positive Ro antibody. What does this mean?
Autoimmune disease: Sjogrens is one where your body produces antibodies against certain tissues. It can affect the eyes, mouth , salivary glands, kidneys ,liver, lungs, peripheral nerves etc. You need to be a Rheumatologist to begin with and if any further organ involvement is suspected that particular specialist should be seeing you . Dry eyes, dry mouth, parotid gland enlargement ,kidney dz symptoms,even lymphoma + ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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