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What does a high reading of actin antibody IgB at 38 mean?

What does a high reading of actin antibody IgB at 38 mean?

Autoimmune hepatitis: There's no IgB, but an elevated level of anti-actin is one piece in the puzzle when autoimmune hepatitis ("lupoid", etc.) is a consideration. This isn't a pregnancy test -- an elevated reading is only one of many factors that may lead to a diagnosis and treatment decision. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Since my liver biopsy showed fatty liver, why is my actin antibody 62 then 54?

Since my liver biopsy showed fatty liver, why is my actin antibody 62 then 54?

Just an association: Assuming your actin antibody is actually a f-actin smooth muscle antibody (asma or sma) this is checked in patients as a chronic liver disease workup. There is an overlap and association with the asma and fatty liver disease seen in up to 20% of those with fatty liver disease. You might even have a positive ANA also. Nothing to be worried about. You can ignore it (if you only have fatty liver)! ...Read more

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Why is there a need for immunohistochemistry: smooth muscle actin after i got the diagnosis: cellular spindle cell lesion favor nodular fascitis?

Why is there a need for immunohistochemistry: smooth muscle actin after i got the diagnosis: cellular spindle cell lesion favor nodular fascitis?

To help diagnosis: Pathologists often use immunohistochemistry to help in arriving at a diagnosis. For softn tissue tumors immunohistochemistry can help better characterize the type of tumor...For example if is smooth muscle derived or a neural tumor etc. In terms of nodular fasciitis, it can morphologically appear similar to some smooth muscle tumors and some other fibroblastic tumors so ihc may be used. ...Read more

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Help please all night I had sharp pains in my left ear very painful figured it was my TMJ actin up but I woke up an can barely hear out of my ear???

Help please all night I had sharp pains in my left ear very painful figured it was my TMJ actin up but I woke up an can barely hear out of my ear???

Probably not TMJ: Probably not TMJ wth that set of symptoms. See an ENT doc ASAP. Might be external otitis with blocked and infected external ear canal. ...Read more

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Since my liver biopsy showed fatty liver, why is my actin antibody 62 then 54?I am 64yr old f with type 2 diabetes & overweight. Why actin anti so hi

Since my liver biopsy showed fatty liver, why is my actin antibody 62 then 54?I am 64yr old f  with type 2 diabetes & overweight. Why actin anti so hi

Autoantibody: Anti-actin/anti-smooth muscle antibody is an indication of autoimmunity and may be related to the fatty change.Please see this site for information and discuss the matter with your doctor who likely has more information. http://labtestsonline.org/understanding/analytes/asma/tab/test. ...Read more

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I've had 2 recent tests showing my actin (smooth muscle) antibody at 60. The liver biopsy indicated a fatty liver- no autoimmune liver.What could it b?

Fatty liver: Like all medical tests, the anti-smooth muscle test can have false positives as it is in you. The liver biopsy gave your dx: fatty liver....Which is a type of hepatitis that is common and caused by fat deposition in your liver. This condition is often associated with obesity, high triglycerides, and diabetes. The key to treat this is weight loss and exercise. ...Read more

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Got three teeth extracted yesterday had infection today i'm feeling a little shaky and short of breath is that my anxiety actin up?

Got three teeth extracted yesterday had infection today i'm feeling a little shaky and short of breath is that my anxiety actin up?

Could be: Not really enough info given. 3 teeth removed. For infection of those teeth i presume. Any antibiotics given to cover this by the oral surgeon/dentist? Coincidence may be at play as well. You may be reacting to the onset of a viral infection. Shortness of breath/shakiness in the absence of previous diagnosis does suggest some anxietal component. Good luck! ...Read more

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I did not ovulate this month, I have missed my period by 5 d.Pregnancy test is negative. Headache for 2d. Low grade fever for 10d. Asthma actin up.

 I did not ovulate this month, I have missed my period by 5 d.Pregnancy test is negative. Headache for 2d. Low grade fever for 10d. Asthma actin up.

Cycle changes: may be due to multiple factors: hormonal variations, stress, tension, anxiety, illness or metabolic disorders.I suggest keeping a menstrual diary and tracking your monthly cycles. Additionally, BC pills will protect you and help regulate your cycle. If you miss one once, do a home pregnancy test. ...Read more

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What could a positive anca test indicate?

What could a positive anca test indicate?

? Vasculitis: An anca test is often used to screen for possible systemic vasculitis. The panca (mpo antibody) is also present in other unrelated disorders such as bowel disease. The canca is frequently associated with wegener's granulomatosis. These days, vasulitis is generally classified as either anca positive or anca negative. ...Read more

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What does a positive romberg test indicate?

What does a positive romberg test indicate?

Imbalance: Loss of ability to percieve your center of balance. Could mean a serious health condition and needs to be evaluated. Causes can range from intoxication to vitamin deficiency to a brain tumor or stroke. ...Read more

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Why does it matter if a disease is gram-positive or negative? What do they indicate?

Why does it matter if a disease is gram-positive or negative? What do they indicate?

See below: Gram negative bacteria do not pick up the gram stain dye. They appear pink under the microscope. They include bacilli like e. Coli and pseudomonas and cocci like neisseria and brucella. Gram positive bacteria pick up the stain and appear dark purple. They include staphylococcus and streptococcus. Each can cause mild and serious disease. They are treated by different types of antibiotics. ...Read more

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If an enlarged suspicious lymphnode biopsy has "miscellaneous positive markers" one being cd200, what could that indicate?

If an enlarged suspicious lymphnode biopsy has "miscellaneous positive markers" one being cd200, what could that indicate?

Nothing: This marks some of the normal lymphocytes in a healthy lymph node. Any pathologist worthy of the name will have given a diagnosis -- malignant or not, or under further evaluation, need more studies. Don't trouble yourself with the markers or arcana of how we're doing it. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What would a positive rombergs test indicate?

What would a positive rombergs test indicate?

Neurologic test : The romberg test is used to investigate the cause of loss of motor coordination. A positive romberg test suggests that the motor coordination loss is sensory in nature, that is, depending on loss of proprioception ( awareness of the position of one's body). Its used frequently in neurological examinations. ...Read more

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What do two positive d-dimers indicate?

What do two positive d-dimers indicate?

Not specific: D-dimer is positive when the clotting system in the body has been activated. A whole host - like dozens and dozens - of conditions can cause the D-dimer to be positive. So, that test can't tell us much, but it should be interpreted in the context of an entire clinical picture. Hope that makes sense. ...Read more

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Does presence of a positive mage4 indicate cancer for sure?

Does presence of a positive mage4 indicate cancer for sure?

No: It is not a 100 percent test. There is no 100 percent blood test for cancer that is used for screening. Need to have an abnormal scan and a growth to eval for cancer. ...Read more

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What does a mildly positive rheumatoid factor test indicate?

What does a mildly positive rheumatoid factor test indicate?

It depends: A rheumatoid factor (RF) is a non-specific result. It can be positive in Rheumatoid Arthritis and a variety of other conditions. Many have a positive RF and have no disease at all (false positive). What's most important is your symptoms. Certain patterns of joint pain, stiffness and fatigue can be related to rheumatoid arthritis for example. Then the positive RF is significant. ...Read more

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