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What does 'IgG positive' and 'IgM negative' imply?

Q: I am in the 11th week of pregnancy and my Torch results show IgG positive for all except herpes and all the IgM are negative, will this in any way affect my baby? Do I have to take antibiotics as prescribed by my gynaecologist?

A:Generally speaking, IgG being positive indicates a previous exposure and immunity. Since all the IgM antibodies are negative, you do not have an active infection, which is a good thing. All the best with this pregnancy. Please follow your doctor's directives about diet, vitamins, etc.

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