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What does increse in antibodies mean?

What does increse in antibodies 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

Antibody (Definition)

An antibody is a protein the body's immune system makes to identify potentially harmful substances in the body. Antibodies attach to the substance on a molecular level and mark it so the immune ...Read more


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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?

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?

IgM/ IgG: When you first get an infection, igm antibodies form. This is indicative of an acute process. Over time igg antibodies form that show that you have been exposed in the past. This would be your aged or mature antibodies. ...Read more

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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 more

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What does it mean echinococcus antibody?

Exposure: It means that you have been exposed to echinococcus- the dog tape worm. If it is an igm antibody, it means a recent exposure. If it is just igg antibody, then it means you have been exposed to it sometime in the past. ...Read more

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What does the herpes antibody test mean if someone is pos.

What does the herpes antibody test mean if someone is pos.

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

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I am Rh positive i was told that my body developed antibodies. What does this mean?

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

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I am Rh positive i was told that my body developed antibodies? What does this mean?

Transfusion: The major concern is that a person with rh negative blood may not tolerate your blood donation. I presume that this sensitization was from a recent pregnancy with the baby being rh positive. ...Read more

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I was recently diagnosed with mild primary Sjögren's syndrome by my rheumatologist. I have a positive Ro antibody. What does this 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 more

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