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Which Infections Have An Elevated Ch50
Complement: Total hemolytic complement (ch50) is the best functional assay of the complete complement sequence.Ch50 is often decreased in sle, glomerulonephritis and other immune complex diseases.A normal ch50 level indicates that all the components, c1 through c9, are present.However, individual complement factors may be depleted 50 to 80% without affecting ch50. Non-specific ; when elevated non-diagnositic. ...Read more
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
Could an early infection of HIV virus cause cholesterol count to become high or elevated lipid studies?
No, but the meds....: Early HIV infection isn't associated with an increase in cholesterol levels. However, most HIV treatment regimens are associated with an increase in triglycerides, a decrease in hdl-c (good cholesterol) and a decrease in the particle size of ldl-c (bad cholesterol). All of the lipid changes increase risk for type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Get treated, but see a lipid specialist too. ...Read more
Define infant: The sinus cavities don't start to form clinically until 4-6m and are difficult to assess reliably before a year of age, if then. Sinus xrays at a year are often filled with fluid with a cold & that study does not reliably confirm a dx. After a year of age the DX is a bit more realistic. Tonsillitis & nasopharyngitis are common early sinusitis like illnesses & can boost a fever &wbc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A continuing high WCC can be indicative of an infection. But can it also be caused by an underlying hematological disorder?
Leukocytosis: A high white blood cell count can also occur with a reaction to a drug that increases white blood cell production, a disease of bone marrow, causing abnormally high production of white blood cells, an immune system disorder that increases white blood cell production. See your doctor if any of these are a concern. ...Read more
Blood tests: There are a few diseases that leap out from blood tests. Most of the time, however, blood tests don't tell the doctor much on their own, not very specific. CBC and CRP are swayed by many conditions. These include the broad categories of cancer, infection, and inflammatory disease. Fungal brain infection is just one of the myriad possibilities, some serious and some not. ...Read more
Meningitis: More than 5 WBCs in the CSF by definition is meningitis. Sometimes you can have BOTH blood infection and meningitis (blood being a route that the coverings around the brain become infected). Hopefully your doctor has the organism in the 'Petri' dish, so you can get the best treatment knowing the weaknesses of the germ. I recommend an ID specialist to be involved in a case that sounds serious. ...Read more
Would a platlet. And ESR be elevated but WBC be normal from an infection? Or if it were infection wouldn't the WBC be high too? Autoimmune run in fam!
Too young: Please have an adult ask for you we cannot accept a question from a minor. Sorry! ...Read more
Will a Chronic HCV infection result in a high number of lymphocytes or be shown as an infection on a cbc with diff?
I have had sinus issues for 4 weeks now, no antibiotics. could this be an infection? can infection make blood pressure elevated?
Is an infection in my nose related to a previous diagnosis of and treatment for acute cystitis? Could both be caused by yeast overgrowth?
Very unlikely: I have never seen a yeast infection in the nose but have seen sinusitis caused by a different sort of fungus, aspergillus. You can be relatively sure it has nothing to do with treatment of your bladder infection. You should have a culture done to see what is causing the nasal infection. There is a slight risk of lymphatic spread of infection from your nose into your brain. ...Read more
If a person has overlap myeloproliferative-myelodysplastic disorder which is causing an elevated WBC and a very high (and increasingly high) CRP, could antibiotics bring down the CRP even if there is no infection?
Does an HSV-1 IgG level of 15.9 indicate a rampant, active infection? And regardless, does it warrant anti-viral treatment? No external sores, but infection may be in CNS as I have orthostatic intolerance.
Past infection: An IgG antibody to HSV-1 means that like most people, you got the infection some time ago. If you had HSV encephalitis, you would not be able to ask the question in HealthTap, For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does a severe/chronic vaginal yeast infection cause high white blood cells to be elevated? Mine is 12.6
Yes: Yes it definitely canGet a more detailed answer ›
I understand that monoclonal B cell lymphocytosis can cause an elevated WBC. Could it cause a high or very high CRP as well?
No: As a lab specialist I do not recommend even ordering a CRP except as part of a focused rheumatology workup. If you feel well, usually you never find the cause of the elevation anyway. Some people just run it high. If you have horrible ulcerative atherosclerosis, which is one cause, your doctor would know already. Otherwise, it really doesn't give useful information if you feel well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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