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Causes of hypergammaglobulinemia?

Causes of hypergammaglobulinemia?

Mono or Polyclonal: High levels of immunoglobulins (hypergammaglobulinemia) can be monoclonal (specific) - due to malignant proliferation of plasma cells or lymphocytes as in myeloma or waldenstrom's macroglobulinemia. Polyclonal (many types) hypergammaglobulinemia is a benign condition due to infection, inflammation causing non-specific gamma globulin production such as in hepatitis, immune and allergic disorders. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about immunity and I am having a difficult time with finding information on hypergammaglobulinemia. so my question is what is it?

Can you tell me about immunity and I am having a difficult time with finding information on hypergammaglobulinemia. so my question is what is it?

Hypergammaglobulinem: This may reflect a chronic infection or overproduction of gammaglobulin which may have no immune function and may be harmful. You need to consult an allergist/immunologist if the level is consistently higher than the upper limit (perhaps by 20%). ...Read more

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What can ido if bloodwork shows marked polyclonal hypergammaglobulinemia?? I don't have apt with liver specialist until june...

What can ido if bloodwork shows marked polyclonal hypergammaglobulinemia?? I don't have apt with liver specialist until june...

Best thing to do is-: nothing until you have a diagnosis. Polyclonal hypergammaglobulinemia is non specific and simply indicates the immune system is activated. This is normal with many infectious and inflammatory diseases. It does not need to be treated per se and bears little relationship to the severity of the underlying disease. It will resolve when the underlying disease resolves. ...Read more

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Recent bloodwork for IG. my IgG is elevated to1950 on 1650 scale, total protein normal range. mild hypergammaglobulinemia polyclonal?

Recent bloodwork for IG. my IgG is elevated to1950 on 1650 scale, total protein normal range. mild hypergammaglobulinemia  polyclonal?

Stop worrying: You may be getting over a mild infection. Polyclonal elevations of IgG are common and never worth worrying about. If you have some other illness, this is a tip in diagnosing and following you. Otherwise, relax and keep an eye on how you actually feel. ...Read more

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What exactly is reye's syndrome?

What exactly is reye's syndrome?

Reye's syndrome: in children, which comes from giving aspirin to a child during a viral infection. Unfortunately, most over-the-counter (OTC) analgesic medications have not been specifically approved for children and frequently carry warnings against using these drugs in children under 16 years of age. ...Read more

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What exactly is peter's anomaly?

What exactly is peter's anomaly?

Corneal Opacities: Peter’s anomaly develops when a fetus is in utero & causes opacity of the cornea / s. ...Read more

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What exactly is mebeous syndrome?

What exactly is mebeous syndrome?

Mobius syndrome: Congenital paralysis of 6th & 7th cranial nerves resulting in facial weakness & abnormal ocular abduction. Most cases are diagnosed during infancy.The disease is not progressive but no specific treatment. High incidence of associated congenital deformities. Symptoms may include lack of facial expression,inability to smile. Feeding,swallowing & chocking problems. Keeping head back to swallow etc ...Read more

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What exactly is barrett's disease?

What exactly is barrett's disease?

Lining changes: Barrett's esophagus is a change in the appearance of the lining of the esophagus. It changes to a lining that one would typically find in the intestine, and not the esophagus. This is generally caused by chronic acid damage of the esophagus lining. Left unchecked, a small percentage will progress to cancer over years. It can be treated with medicine and/or surgery. ...Read more

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What exactly makes waste hazardous?

What exactly makes waste hazardous?

Hazardous waste: It is because of what makes up the waste. E.G. Dirty needles, blood products, infected bandages, infected body fluids, radiation, toxic chemicals etc. ...Read more