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What does mixed atonal/demyelinating poly neuropathy mean and what are diseases associated with it?

What does mixed atonal/demyelinating poly neuropathy mean and what are diseases associated with it?

CIDP-GUILLIAIN BARRE: ATONAL MEANING DYING BACK.IT CAN EFFECT POLY NEUROPATHY DUE TO DEMYELINATION. IT IS CIDP-GUILLIAN BARRE SYNDROME.THERE ARE CASES OF IT IN MANY COUNTRIES. IT CAN DEVELOP AFTER PREVENTIVE SHOT OF INJECTION FOR INFLUENZA. OCCASIONALLY IT CAN BE FATAL, IF IT INVOLVES INTERCOSTAL MUSCLES. ...Read more

Autoimmune (Definition)

The immune system developed to tell our own, normal cells (self) from foreign and abnormal cells (non-self). This lets the immune system eliminate viruses, bacteria, fungi and cancer cells from our body without harming normal cells. Sometimes the immune system fails to tell self from non-self and it attacks normal cells, for example in ...Read more


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What does mixed axonal/demyelinating poly neuropathy mean and what are diseases associated with it?

What does mixed axonal/demyelinating poly neuropathy mean and what are diseases associated with it?

Neuropathy: neuropathies are normally differentiated between axonal and or demyelinating. Axonal is nerve fibers are damaged and demyelinating is covering of the nerves are damaged. All neuropathies may be mixed such as in Guillain-Barré, but most neuropathies are related to hypothyroidism, diabetes, vitamin B12 deficiency and/or alcoholic. A mixed pattern does not provide diagnostic help. Hope that helps ...Read more

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What does autoimmune mean? 

What does autoimmune mean? 

Body attacks itself: In autoimmune disease your immune system attacks your own body. This causes serious problems like colitis, thyroiditis, multiple sclerosis & lupus. There are often genetic predispositions but there is growing evidence that microbes and environmental toxins such as molds, heavy metals & pesticides play a key role. A well-written book on this is http://www.Donnajacksonnakazawa.Com/blog/?Page_id=7. ...Read more

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What does mean a CBC with auto diff?

What does mean a CBC with auto diff?

See below: This is a complete blood count (CBC) with a differential done by machine automatically (auto diff). A differential is a count of the various types of white cells and can give clues to infection, allergy and cancers of the blood cells. ...Read more

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High kidney funtion what does this mean? I also have lupus

High kidney funtion what does this mean? I also have lupus

Poor nomenclature. : "high kidney function", this could mean high BUN and creatnine seen on lab testing which suggests decreased kidney function and underlying kidney disease. While most kidney doctors have come to think in terms of estimated kidney function based on routine blood testing and then subsequently applying a calculation based on the blood tests to determine function, in this case that would be a good sign. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have an autoimmune diseases?

What does it mean to have an autoimmune diseases?

Generic: This is a generic term for any disorder that is caused by your own immune system. It means nothing without more specific information. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have the autoimmune disease called myasthenia gravis?

What does it mean to have the autoimmune disease called myasthenia gravis?

Muscle weakness: It causes muscle weakness. It is autoimmune because it has antibodies to your own body, in this case they react with acetylcholine receptors at the neuromuscular junction. Thus the muscles do not get the stimulation to help them function due to the decreased availability of acetylcholine. It is treated with acetylcholinesterase inhibitors that interfer with the the breakdown of acetylcholine. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have type b blood with antibodies U?

What does it mean to have type b blood with antibodies U?

See belo: Blood types can be O, A, B, and AB. Antibodies can be to those "type" pr0teins or due to other blood proteins- e.g. Rh, Kell, etc. You need to know what they are against to make more sense out of the results ...Read more

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What does "orphan disease" mean for someone with it?

Rare condition: "orphan" diseases are rare medical conditions - they are called orphans because so few people have these diseases that it doesn't make financial sense for drug companies to pay for research to find cures, so in the past they didn't get much help. Now these orphans are "adopted" by nih, gov't & special foundations, so there are special funds to help find treatments and cures. ...Read more

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What does mean to have lymphocyte deficiency?

Depends: What is your idea of lymphocyte deficiency? There are different types of lymphocytes with different functions. However, very low lymphocyte counts are associated with disorder of the immune system. ...Read more

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In sjogrens syndrome related to lupus. What does it mean?

In sjogrens syndrome related to lupus. What does it mean?

Possibly: Sjogrens syndrome will typically presenst with dry eyes and dry mouth. It is not uncommon for sjogrens to occur with other rheumatic illnesses such as lupus. We call this secondary sjogrens and tends to cause the above issues. We still treat the underlying illness and in your case lupus. Sjogrens can occur by itself and we call this primary sjogrens and may have more issues then secondary sjogrens. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with antiphospholipid antibody syndrome. What does that mean overall?

Miscarriage: Apa, along with lupus anti-coagulant antibody, are two antibodies that attack the areas in the cell wall of growing tissue, especially the fast-growing placental tissue of an early pregnancy. These are newly-discovered causes for recurrent miscarriage, and are usually treated with Heparin injections and Aspirin during pregnancy. ...Read more

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What does "Tsh with reflex(reflux?) to FT4" mean with blood work?Does that mean it's as complete thyroid check?

What does "Tsh with reflex(reflux?) to FT4" mean with blood work?Does that mean it's as complete thyroid check?

No: TSH (Thyroid Stimulating Hormone) is a marker for thyroid function. If it is abnormally high, the lab automatically (reflexively) does a Free T4 level. This is useful for diagnosing hypothyroidism, but it is not the same as a full thyroid panel. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What does a high immunoglobulin mean ?

What does a high immunoglobulin mean ?

How high?: Minimally elevated probably not worth worrying about. Very or moderately high requires a test - serum immunoelectrophoresis - to rule-out multiple myeloma. Minimally high bears repeating twice a year. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have demyelinating neuropathy?

What does it mean to have demyelinating neuropathy?

Neuropathy: The nerves are covered with an insultating material called myelin. Much like a telephone cable that has rubber covering it too acts as insulation "myelin" does the same for a nerve. If the myelin is weakened by disease or some pathological process one develops a demyelinating neuropathy of which there are many causes. ...Read more

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. What does this mean? Diabetes Mellitus 125 mg/dl

. What does this mean? Diabetes Mellitus  125 mg/dl

High sugar: 125mg/dl is most likely your serum glucose. This level is elevated and can be caused by diabetes. The level is not very high and could be caused by medication or other problems. The doc who ordered the test can help you sort it out ...Read more

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What does having high rheumatoid factor mean?

What does having high rheumatoid factor mean?

The higher more sign: The higher the titer of rf, the more likely it is a significant indicator of an automimmune disease, most likely ra. However it can be quite elevated in sarcoid, sjogren's, cryoglobulinemia, among others to name a few. A ccp antibody should be the next test obtained. If significantly positive, the DX is probably ra. ...Read more

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What kind of ulcers does people with lupus get?

What kind of ulcers does people with lupus get?

Depends: Not sure what the question is really asking. Lupus patients may get peptic ulcer disease as side effects from medications (e.g., steroids, nsaids). As far as leg or finger ulcers, that would usually only occur with either severe raynaud's phenomenon or with a serious complication called vasculitis. ...Read more

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Diabetes (Definition)

A group of diseases that result in too much sugar in the ...Read more