A male patient was admitted to the hospital their lab results came back which made you feel uneasy. The results indicated that the patient had the flowing high levels of antibodies: Maternal IgG, Maternal IgM and Maternal IgA. You asked for the labs to be redone and the new results showed the following: high levels of Maternal IgG and Maternal IgA and high levels of IgM. 1. Why you did you reject the first set of results, explain your answer. 2. What can tell from the results as far as the age of the patient, explain your answer. 3. What could you tell from the results as far as what is wrong with the patient? 4. What other steps would you take to find what type of disease the patient has?
The first test was seems wrong because maternal IgM usually undergo class switching very soon. If there is an increased number of maternal IgA and IgG is present than this means that they are comming from maternal IgM so, this is not correct to have high level of IgM along.
The body antibody level increased when there is an infection or vaccination. Here, in his case this is possible that this person may undergo any vaccination or might suffering from any pathogen infection.
The results are clearly showing that the patient is suffering from some bacterial disease as three is an increase in IgG and A.
The patient can be checked for the several serological tests to diagnose the specific pathogen. The specific symptoms also need to be observed.
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