Christianmom Posted December 2, 2011 Report Share Posted December 2, 2011 My son's "Shoemaker" tests are coming back and here are the results (plus the results of a few other tests). KPU -- positive (30) DNASE -- high (960) ASO -- normal Mycoplasma -- slightly high C4a -- high (8000+); C3a -- normal MTHFR -- "a single copy of the C677T mutation" HLA DR -- "mold susceptible" from one parent MMP-9 -- normal ACTH -- high (80.1) cortisol -- normal (not sure if this test was run correctly, may have to re-do it) My question is about the ACTH result? Shouldn't it be low if there are problems with mold? What does high ACTH mean? Dr. T suggested that the high ACTH may be causing my son's OCD. He said that ACTH is closely related to MSH and that MSH problems can cause OCD. Also, the only thing that has ever really helped my son significantly (though only temporarily) were steroids. And steroids reduce ACTH. Which would explain why my son gets relief on steroids but nothing else. But what is causing the high ACTH? Mold? Dr. T suggested that although ACTH is normally low in mold patients, this would be at the more chronic stage that Dr. Shoemaker usually sees. In other words, my son may have mold problems, but it is only in the early stages so the ACTH isn't being lowered yet. Has anyone's child had a high ACTH? What did you doctor say about it? Still waiting for results from MSH, VIP, TGF-B1, VEGF, and CRP. Thank you! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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