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Elevated Igm

Elevated IgM indicates various conditions such as macroglobulinemia, early viral hepatitis, rheumatoid arthritis, kidney disease, or the presence of a parasitic infection. When the body produces high IgM blood becomes thicker and shows symptoms like weakness, loss of appetite, fever, weight loss, and neuropathy.

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I have elevated IgM and elevated kappa light chains. What does it indicate?

Query: 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 under...  Read Full »

Dr. Shravana Kumar Chinnikatti

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 ...  Read Full »

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