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ask: Positive IGM Antibodies

By Beth76
 
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Would someone be willing to give me a list of diseases/conditions that can cause a positive IGM antibody test besides late stage Lyme Disease? I had Lymes 5 months ago and was treated and am still showing a positive Western Blot IGM but not IGG and a negative Elisa test. My symptoms: fatigue, achey, weak, headache, weight gain, left knee pain, racing heart (at times), coughing (little sputum), whistling when I breathe, etc.

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Hi Beth76,

Welcome to EmpowHER.  Some experts believe, A negative IgM test essentially excludes recent infection, but a positive IgM test is difficult to interpret because Toxoplasma-specific IgM antibodies may be detected by EIA for as long as 18 months after acute acquired infection.   You need to discuss with your doctor, your test results.  

Best,

Daisy

November 30, 2012 - 4:32am
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