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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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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 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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RA factor,ANA positive with polyarthritis ACCP negative and polyclonal hypergammaglobulinaemia. whats the diagnosis?

RA factor,ANA positive with polyarthritis ACCP negative and polyclonal hypergammaglobulinaemia. whats the diagnosis?

Auto immune disorder: The information you provided is not sufficient to provide a specific diagnosis. It suggest an auto-immune inflammatory disorder. All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. ...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

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I have hoffa syndrome what is it exactly?

I have hoffa syndrome what is it exactly?

Knee fat pad hurt: Hoffa syndrome refers to what can happen if the kneecap recieves a direct blow. Underneath the patella (kneecap) and the tendon connecting it to the lower leg is a fat pad. It can get pinched between the patella and the thigh bone. This can be very painful. Usually it gets better with rest, ice/heat and time. At times the fat pad can be so injured that surgery is needed. ...Read more

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I have one, and I was wondering what exactly causes it?

One what?: You have one what? You might want to re-ask this question and add pertinent details. ...Read more

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What is TMJ exactly?

What is TMJ exactly?

Joint in the head: Many refer to TMJ as a disease or illness when in actuality, it is an abbreviation for temporomandibular joint, an anatomical structure in the head located in front of the ear that has several components. We are usually born with two. Tmd or temporomandibular dysfunction is a description that can include a number of abnormalities and problems with the TMJ which may or may not require intervention. ...Read more

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What exactly is gout?

What exactly is gout?

A type of arthritis: Caused from uric acid crystals accumulating in a joint. Any condition that causes high amounts of uric acid to circulate in blood stream may cause this. The body is either producing too much or not excreting through kidneys fast enough. An attack is usually very painful and can cause redness and swelling at the affected joint. Certain foods and medications can precipitate an attack. ...Read more

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What exactly is mrsa?

What exactly is mrsa?

Mrsa: There are two types of mrsa infections. Hospital mrsa is different than mrsa skin infections prevalent in communities. Mrsa infections on the skin are quite contagious and are passed by direct contact between athletes, spouses, siblings. Some need to be seen by a physician to have the infection drained. Some need antibiotics. The nose often harbors mrsa and should be treated. ...Read more

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What exactly is parvo?

What exactly is parvo?

Parvovirus: Here is a good summary: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/canine_parvovirus it is a virus that affects dogs. ...Read more

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What exactly is gluten?

What exactly is gluten?

Protein in grains.: Gluten is a protein composite found in wheat, barley, & rye. Worldwide, gluten is a source of protein, & is often used as an additive to foods low in protein. Celiac disease, is an allergy-like sensitivity to gluten, & patients must avoid gluten or suffer the effects. Currently, it is fashionable to choose 'gluten-free' foods, even without celiac disease, but the benefits are questionable. ...Read more

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What exactly is cowpox?

See below: Cowpox is a skin disease caused by a virus known as the cowpox virus. The pox is related to the vaccinia virus and got its name from the distribution of the disease when dairymaids touched the udders of infected cows. Patients have red blisters and is transmitted by touch from infected animals to humans. Cowpox is similar to but much milder than the highly contagious and sometimes deadly smallpox. ...Read more