What is the definition or description of: herpes simplex i/ii IgG and igm?

See below. Herpes simplex is a common virus found in humans. There are two main types, referred to as type i and type ii. Igg stands for immunoglobulin g...It is an antibody found in the human body. Igm is immunoglobulin m...Another antibody. It shows up early on in an infection and is used to differentiate certain types of infections.
HS I above the waist. Herpes simplex is a very communicable viral infection with type i occuring usually in the mouth/nose/face (usually transmitted asexually) and type ii occuring in the genital/anal area (usually transmitted sexually). The initial infection is very intense, accompanied by fever and swelling. In remission the virus "hides" in the nerve sheath and can be triggered by stress or environmental exposure.
Acute infection or? As immunologists we get questions about what does it mean to have igg and igm antibodies. Igg antibody levels indicate an immunity resulting from past exposure to an infectious agent. Igm antibodies are produced during the acute stage. If you are positive for igg antibodies to herpes simplex that means that you had past exposure. If igm antibodies are present, it indicates current infection.
Ulcers/Warts. Herpes simplex is a virus that causes ulcers and warts. Hsv1 is generally in the mouth and presents as vesicular bundles that later create ulcers such as in a cold sore. Hsv2 occurs in the genital region. It is possible for both types to occur in either location. Igg and igm are types of antibodies that help mediate our bodies immune response.

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Which taip of herpes 1 or 2? SERUM HERPES (Simplex 1) IgM) NEGATIVE = <1.0 SERUM HERPES (Simplex1 1 igG POSITIVE 24.26

Not sure. Type 1 herpes is typically associated with cold sores of the mouth and type 2 herpes is most often associated with genital herpes. However, either virus can be associated with an outbreak in either area as well as other areas of the body. Hope this helps. Read more...

I am 28 year old female. .. m married and miscarriage because of rubella IgG. .. and now reports showed that m having herpes simplex type 2 IgM 2.50?

What's the question? The presence of rubella IgG means that you were protected against rubella and thus it was not the cause for your miscarriage. Assuming the HSV2 is positive, you will need to talk to your OB doctor regarding this issue even though I am not aware that this is causing miscarriage. I still don't understand your question however. Read more...

What is the definition or description of: herpes simplex i/ii - igg?

Previous infection. Hsv i is usu oral herpes (cold sores) and hsv ii is usu genital herpes although 15% of the time, they are found in the opposite location. Igm means that your body has a recent immune response (usually activeinfection) and igg means there was a previous infection. Once infected, it always lives in your cells whether active or not. 90% of people have hsv i igg abs even if they never had an outbre. Read more...
See below. Herpes simplex is a common virus found in humans. There are two main types, referred to as type i and type ii. Igg stands for immunoglobulin g...It is an antibody found in the human body. Read more...
Antibodies. Antibodies are composed of immunoglobulins and igg is one which when present suggests that an individual has been infected with the organism against which the antibody reacts. Most adults have antibodies to herpes simplex, but the antibody test cannot accurately tell whether to type i or ii because of cross reactivity between the two. Read more...

What is the definition or description of: herpes simplex igm?

Herpes infection? Igm antibodies are produced in response to a current infection. These antibodies produced by plasma cells are armed with 10 extensions to catch and kill the invading agents compared to two arms for igg antibodies. If herpes simplex igm antibody in blood is positive it means that there was a recent infection or there is a current active infection. I hope this was helpful. Read more...