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momintexas
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Does a positive Parvo Virus IgG test mean an old infection has reactivated?

I looked at some older posts about this - and I guess not much can really be done?

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susank
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Parvo B19? I cannot remember - are you on IVIG?
Isn't that supposed to help some folks with it?

Or perhaps "falsely" show an increase in titers/levels?

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Labcorp - no bands ever
Igenex - Neg. 4 times
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momintexas
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No, I'm not on IVIG, but I think I read that as well, - that it can help.

It just seems strange that this popped up.

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I don't think it's entirely uncommon. It may be more common in Texas.

Maybe you got it from your new doggie?

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Just so you know, OUR Parvo B-19 isn't the same as in dogs. Here is a link that lists Parvo B-19 with some general info.

https://sites.google.com/site/marylandlyme/tick-borne-diseases

My guess is Parvo B-19 is responding as an opportunistic infection in Lyme patients. If our defenses are down, it pops up its ugly head and maybe then readings show on tests, perhaps along with some symptoms. ???

At the bottom of the Parvo page linked above are abstracts. One said...

"After a disease course of 9 months one patient could be classified as rheumatoid arthritis in the presence of anti-cyclic citrullinated antibodies but lack of rheumatoid factor. One patient with polyarthritis developed psoriasis of the skin 22 months later.

From the nine patients with unclassified arthritis 4 (45%) got into complete remission with no symptoms or signs of joint inflammation after a disease course of 9-45 months, whereas 5 (55%) still demonstrate active non erosive arthritis (disease duration between 3 and 10 years)."

There are more articles there, but I am short on time and very short on brain power! HA!

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Thank you for your replies and thank you tincup for the information. [Smile]
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