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Q. What do elevated kappa light chains and IgM indicate?

Answered by
Dr. Shravana Kumar Chinnikatti
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Aug 18, 2017

Hi doctor,

I am a 34 year old male. My free kappa light chains are elevated, but the ratio came back normal. IgM is also elevated, but IgG and IgA are normal. What does this mean? I do have a history of DVT. I am on blood thinners. I also did angiograms of my lower extremities. Can you help me understand what is actually going on? Please find the attached reports.

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Hi,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

I have seen the reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity).

  • IgM and kappa can be raised in any acute infection.
  • Mixed infection probably started with viral and superadded bacterial infection. Repeat all blood tests after three months for evaluation. Start on a broad spectrum antibiotic for 7 to 14 days. Ther is nothing to worry, it is only a normal variant.

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