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What Does Positive Actin Ab Indicate
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
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
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
ALT test downed 74 to 53 U/L in 4 months, I cut back alcohol + lost weight. My ANA screen, actin, and ceruloplasmin all normal. Hepatitis possible?
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???
GIVE IT A TRY: If it does not work, talk to your doctor. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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