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What Makes Chronic Ebv Keep Reactivating
What does low pneumococcal antibodies mean?Blood showed good immune system except that? Can it cause chronic sinusitis and bronchitis?
Yes: I assume this is a antibody level measured after the pneumococcal vaccine. If so, it means your immune system is not responding to the bacterial proteins in the normal way. Patients who mount a weak response to bacterial infections may be at higher risk for recurrent respiratory tract infections such as sinusitis and bronchitis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The epstein–barr virus (ebv) is a virus in the herpesvirus family and is one of the most common viruses in humans. Ebv is best known as the cause of infectious mononucleosis, and infection with ebv occurs by the oral transfer of saliva and/or genital secretions, hence the moniker "the kissing disease". In the us, about 90 to 95 percent of all adults have ...Read more
Male, 31, smoker, poor nutrition, VERY stressful job. Dx shingles . is his immune system compromised, do what to prevent reoccurrace?
Newly diagnosed with chronic epstein barr virus (ebv) i've been having low grade fevers. Is this what's causing then?
Hs CRP blood test picks up inflammation. Inflammation of what exactly? All possible infections, or just related to cardiovascular / auto immune?
My VCA IgG is 1:640, EBV IgG is 1:160, and cytomegalovirus IgG is 4.32, can this cause horrible fatigue, body pains and weight loss?
Need IGM values: The IGG levels mean nothing by themselves. You need to know if the IGM is positive. It is the IGM that indicates active disease. ...Read more
Test result: CMV antibody IgG 38, it also states "current vs. prior exposure unclear" why is it unclear? Am i contagious or not? Feel achy and ill
Need IgM test: It's unclear because IgM levels are needed to determine recent vs. prior infection. A negative (CMV) IgM results suggest that the patient is not experiencing a recent infection. Positive CMV IgM results indicate a recent infection (primary, reactivation, or reinfection) Positive CMV IgG indicate past or recent CMV infection. May transmit to susceptible individuals through blood and tissue product ...Read more
What treatment do you suggest, me diagnosed myalgic encephalomyelitis with constant react. Infect. Ebv, cpn, cmv, hhv, etc, myocarditis, tachycardia?
Some gentle advice..: You must have been diagnosed by an md/do. Your case sounds complicated. How does the md who diagnosed you want to treat you? If you want another opinion, see another doctor. That's your right. Answering a question like yours is explicitly not the purpose of this website. For better or worse, our bodies aren't 6-cylinder chevys. You goof with your car, you can always get another one. ...Read more
I keep having canker sores while my immune system is good. What other than a weakened immune system can cause this?
Spicy foods.: Most people will get a canker sore at some point during life... It is normal, an inconvenience, but normal. One of the most common canker sore cause is spicy or acidic food: spaghetti sauce, orange juice, salsa. Canker sores become concerning only if the same one persists greater than 2 weeks. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Lymphoma starts in the immune system. Does that make a patient more prone to everyday illnesses? (colds, flu, etc?)
Probably: Lymphoma, as any other cancer, may be related to decreased immunity from the beginning (decreased immunity is one of the factors favoring the appearance of cancer) or may result in decreasing immunity due to progression of disease. Also, chemotherapy for lymphoma may cause decreased immunity. So yes, these patients are more prone to various infections. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What does it mean for immune system to clear HPV infection?Like HSV1, life long latency & recurrent symptoms?Or completely eradicates virus from body?
Allergist told wife the chronic hives she getting are Not an allergy reaction to anything it is her immune system reacting back as hives bcos of RA ?
Probable: About 30% of the chronic hives are considered autoimmune in nature, and thus the diagnosis is made through guilty by association with an autoimmune disease. However there are other potential causes for chronic hives but the cause may never be found in most cases despite exhaustive studies. ...Read more
Help with blood results: EBV VCA IgG >8.0, EBV IgM neg. CMV antibody IgG 38, EBV NA antibody >8.0. Can it explain my body aches? Why or why not?
Old infection: with EBV is the pattern of IgG positive (including NA) and IgM negative. I assume the CMV which is a different infection is also the IgG? If so, both are old infections and do not usually explain your current symptoms. This is a pattern that shows immunity to these infections. Look for other causes. ...Read more
What is the significance of positive mycoplasma IgG and IgM antibody titers in patients with dysautonomia or pots and chronic fatigue?
Uncertain: Research to answer this question has not yet been satisfactorily performed. There are several illnesses with which mycoplasmal infection has purported to have been associated, including coronary artery disease. Antibodies to this organism, whether igg or igm do not prove active infection, to say nothing about causation of other illnesses. The theory is interesting and deserves further study. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've found out about transfer factor that could poasibly help to fight chronic diseases that are linked to immune system like cancer. How true is it?
Not true: There is not yet enough evidence that transfer factors are helpful in treating a human disease. It looks like many more years of research will be needed, if indeed there are any scientists studying this topic. ...Read more
8yoaLow T and B cells, borderline reactive Hep B, Negative Candida, low Pneumococcus antibodies.Referred to infectious disease Dr. What can this be?
?: How is he doing otherwise, what promoted the dr to ask for those tests, is he having frequent hard to treat infections? At any rate could be something temporary , and vaccine non responders are not uncommon, the low T and B lymphocytes can be just part of low lymphocytes altogether for several reasons most are reversible, infectious disease consultant may seek an Immunologist input, goodluck ...Read more
Is it true that hypothyroid is caused from Epstein Barr virus ? I had infections as kid (UTIs, ear inf., etc), now dx with hypothyroid. Related?
No: Most humans are eventually infected by the EB virus, often in childhood. If it doesn't catch up with them until adolescence it is more symptomatic. Many organs are influenced/ impaired by the condition but the thyroid gland is rarely involved. If it triggered hypothyroid, everybody would be. ...Read more
Does having graves' disease make your immune system weak? Because i'm getting continuous colds although it's summer
Graves: Graves disease should not affect your ability to fight colds or infections. It may not be colds you are developing but rather nasal allergies, check with your doctor and let them examine you, they can tell the difference. ...Read more
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