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HiFromSharon
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Can anyone help me interpret these results?
E. chaffeensis (HME) IgG titer negative
E. chaffeensis (HME) IgM titer negative
HGE IgM titer negative
HGE IgG titer 1:64

IS HGE ehrlichiosis or is it anaplasmosis? I google and some say its ehrl and others ana so I'm confused. Is 1:64 enough to say I am definitely had something (is so, what)? Do both IgM and IgG need to be positive? I was sick the first week in May and had ab tests 7 weeks later.

Thank you for your help.

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hiker53
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https://www.columbia-lyme.org/anaplasmosis

Looks like the positive titer for HGE is referring to ehrlichiosis. From what I have read anaplasmosis is often abbreviated HGA.

https://www.merckmanuals.com/-/media/Manual/LabTests/ImmunoglobulinsIgAIgGIgM

So, I think IgM refers to antibodies that are made when you first become infected.

IgG antibodies are made later. So you have had ehrlichiosis at some point since you are making IgG antibodies.

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HiFromSharon

How do you feel?
Are you unwell and searching for answers?
Take the MSIDS test (Mulitple Systematic Infectious Disease Syndrome)

Page 20 and 21 has the test but please save this pdf for future reference;
https://divcomplatform.s3.amazonaws.com/ip.divcomstaging.com/images/976b3dd6f2c8d3460012f264483a9737.pdf

Your test result looks like you have had a previous infection.
If you’ve never been treated for it and have no symptoms then your immune system has probably kept in check.

But if you’ve never been treated for it and have symptoms starting to pile up, time to seek a LLMD (Lyme Litterate Medical Doctor).

No, a regular main-stream doctor will not be of use. They simply have no formal training in Tick Born Infections.

An Infectious Disease doctor would be your next choice, but alas, they belong to the IDSA (Infectious Disease Society), and their politics dictates that because you don’t have an active infection, no need to treat.

But if you are sick, it will NOT just go away. It will get much worse. Since you got sick in May, you stand a good chance to eliminate from your body.

Please remember Lyme and co- infections are a clinical diagnosis (based on your presenting symptoms). You do not need a positive test result to be treated unless you go to a doctor that follows IDSA guidelines. If you go to a LLMD (do not follow ISDA guidelines), they will treat you based on your symptoms and environmental history.

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HiFromSharon
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quote:
Originally posted by hiker53:

Looks like the positive titer for HGE is referring to ehrlichiosis. From what I have read anaplasmosis is often abbreviated HGA.

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Right, but I also see that anaplasmosis was originally called HGE. Which is why I'm confused. I see HGE as being referred to as anaplasmosis and in other places as ehrlichiosis.

If HGE were ehrlichiosis why would I have been tested for ehrlichiosis under 2 different names?

My doctor said I tested positive for ehrli but could he have been wrong?

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HifromSharon--I don't know the answer to your question. Perhaps call the MD and ask.

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They both belong to the same family of pathogens.
Page 5
https://igenex.com/wp-content/uploads/Publication_Human_Babesiosis_and_Ehrlichiosis_Current_Status.pdf

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1;64 is a pretty low titre results that means there were not many of these antibodies

it may be negative or equivocal

i have seen other labs state higher titres of 1:160 as equivocal

but each lab is slightly different

i would ask for the test limits from the doctor or the lab - the result is meaningless without those

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