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What Would Monocyte Level Be For Someone With Lames Disease
Can someone explain to me how come someone have an elevated aso titer if there is no g.A.S infection present?
Statistics: Titer defined as positive is a statistical value. To reduce false negatives, a certain percentage of false positives will be found. Additionally, the aso witnesses past exposure, not necessarily infection. ...Read more
Have high ige(no symptoms) but have hashimotos whih is an autoimmune dise. What help can I seek from an immonologist to address the autoimmune condit?
IgE: Not everyone with elevated ige has obvious allergic symptoms but they may appear later. Hashimotos is a seperate type of autoimmunity not related to the ige or allergies. It has a genetic basis and can be involved with other autoimmune disorders.Njust keep in touch with your primary doc. An immunologist will not help any better. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is being done with Lyme disease? I am making a website to aware people of Lyme disease and need to know what is being done with Lyme disease.
There : There is a lot of heated controversy surrounding the diagnosis and treatment of lyme disease. Two organizations, the infectious disease society of america and the international lyme and associated diseases society have published treatment guidelines that are quite different in their view of this illness. Ilads supports the validity of chronic lyme disease as a real and common occurred that should be treated with antibiotics and supportive therapies until symptoms resolve, and that other tick born infections should be considered and tested for in the patient who does not recover with adequate treatment of the lyme infection. Idsa does not acknowledge the existence of chronic lyme disease and proposes a treatment of 3-4 weeks with doxycycline. If the patient continues to have symptoms following this treatment, ongoing antibiotics are not recommended and the symptoms are attributed to a newly proposed "syndrome" called "post lyme disease syndrome" which is basically a psychosomatic or inflammatory response and should be treated with antidepressants, anti-inflammatory drugs or pain medications, but not antibiotics. www.ilads.org can give you more information on this from the perspective of treating chronic lyme disease and this website will give you the idsa perspective: www.Idsociety.Org/lyme/ some good patient and family oriented information can be found at www.Lymedisease.Org. Good luck with your endeavor. Dr. Tedde rinker los altos, ca. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is IgG CMV blood test and what do results say about my health? Can it be indicative of lupus or another infection, disease, disorder, etc.?
Well: A positive test for CMV ( cytomegalovirus) IgG indicates that a person was infected with CMV at some time during their life but the IgG test cannot determine when a person was infected. It is a common virus that is usually harmless. However the immunosuppressed can become quite ill. Most people don't even know they have had it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When caring for someone with alzheimer's disease, what could be done to reduce the paranoia/anxiety?
What do you suggest if my grandpa who is almost 67, is being treated for cardio arrhythmia. are the 2 diseases related?
Cardiac arrhythmia: It's only 1 disease: cardiac arrhythmia. It's a disorder of heart rhythm. The significance is related to the overall condition of his heart-sometimes it's of no significance at all, but the spectrum can range to dangerous rhythms. It's good that he's getting checked out. ...Read more
I ve very low ANCA level .3 and .2 , please can you advice what may be the possibilities,does this indicate possibility of auto immune issues?thanks
No: These tests appear to be insignificant. The more pertinent question is why were the tests obtained in the first place? ...Read more
Not specific: This test result is not lupus-specific.Get a more detailed answer ›
What would be a normal co2 level when a capnography is done? Which levels would indicate a problem? (hyperventilation or other, mine was 30)
35-36: is normal. With hyperventilation it will decrease. Nevertheless, you may want to visit your friendly lung doc to have it checked out. Why did you have an ETCO2 to start with? There must have been a reason to get the test in the first place. Good luck and all the best. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If someone with brain cancer is given 2 months to live, what should his friends expect symptom-wise?
Variable: Symptoms can include fatigue, mental status changes, headaches, nausea/ vomitting, general failure, limb weakness, visual or speech disurbances, mood changes. However, with effective nursing and hospice care a lot of these symptoms can be effectivley treated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What would be one of the first things a GI specialist would do for patient who's liver enzymes are running around 120. I think it is ALT or albritium?
Liver is in Trouble: First the doctor would have you stop all products toxic to the liver. They would also test you for various infections and other things known to cause liver trouble. They should advise you to never use any product with tylenol (acetaminophen) or Acetaminophen again and to stop any alcohol you may be using. ...Read more
Avoid excess iodine: A common misunderstanding about autoimmune thyroid disease such as Hashimoto's thyroiditis or Graves disease is that excess iodine tends to make it worse, not better. You should avoid foods that contain excess iodine, such as kelp or seaweed (sushi wrap). There are no dietary restrictions otherwise. ...Read more
My WBC is 2000 consistently. I have lupus. Could that be "normal" & non concerning for an average person, or just "normal" in someone with lupus?
What does having a high lambda/kappa ratio, and a high alkaline phoshatase (bone) indicate? And what type of Doctor would need to be seen?
Hematologist: You should consult a hematologist. There are many possible explanations and it would require more history, physical examination and likely additional tests for a proper evaluation. Wish you good health! ...Read more
Why not?: Addison disease is due to loss of adrenal function or loss of the glands to disease and replacement steroids are just that, giving the person hormone that adrenal would have made. You did not say why the person can not take steroids. Taking steroid is a as simple as taking a pill. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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