Tofiga, I'm glad you got the rest of the results back. These are labs I don't know a lot about
, and it was hard to find information on them. Since the ESR is still slightly elevated it most likely means that there is still inflammation present somewhere in your daughter's body. I think the IGG has something to do with the body's immune system. From what I found on the Coxsackie Antibody, it looks like both those and the Echovirus Antibodies could be causing a lot of her symptoms - but I don't know what it means for your daughter in terms of diagnosis. From what I read about
the Echovirus is that it can be very transient and people experience flu like or respiratory illness symptoms. I'll be really interested to see what the specialist says on the 17th.
My son sees the pediatric rheumatologist on the 19th. His pediatrician ran some more labs and the labs looked worse. His ANA and ESR were the highest they have been and his hemogloben was borderline anemic. He's responding pretty well to physical therapy and anti inflammatories.
I'm sure the specialist can give you a lot more insight into what these labs mean. Ask him to take time to explain what each abnormal lab indicates as far as illness. Let me know what happens. I hope the appointment goes well. Sorry I couldn't help more.
Diagnosis: Suspected Lupus 2004; Raynauds 2006; Sjogren's 2006; CFS 1991; Mono 1985
Meds: Plaquenil 400mg; Tramadol 100mg 3-4x daily; Amitriptyline 10mg; Neurontin 200mg; Steriod Cream and Mouth Rinse for tongue and mouth ulcers; Hydrocodone 5/500 prn for severe pain
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