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what does low immunoglobulin a mean

A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
32 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Immune Issue: Immunoglobulin g is present in a person's blood to fight infections. There is a range of normal depending on age. If the level is low, that means t ... Read More

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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
32 years experience Allergy and Immunology
See immunologist: Immunoglobulin A and G are major parts of the immune system that protect us from serious bacterial infections. Lacking IgA is fairly common but lack ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
41 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Low IgE is normal: Ige is present when you have allergies. A low ige usually is normal and just means you do not have a lot of allergies.
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Taylor
38 years experience Pulmonology
These are: types of antibodies from a test called serum electrophoresis. Here's a good link: http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/immunoglobulins
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
9 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Hard to know: Without more information, it is difficult to know if the levels are low due to lack of production (primary immune deficiency syndrome, medication side ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Likely nothing: You IgG level while at the low side is still within normal limits. If you do not have any symptoms, do not worry about the number. You may consult thi ... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jack Mutnick
16 years experience Allergy and Immunology
IgA Deficiency: Sounds like selective IgA deficiency, if these are the results. Selective IgA deficiency is the most common immunodeficiency in the world and is usual ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Secretary: IgA is present mostly on the mucosal surface of the eyes, respiratory and gastrointestinal tracts . If it is the only immunoglobulin being low, it ma ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
41 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Low gamma globulin: By itself, a slightly low level of one igg subclass is a very nonspecific finding. A very low level would be worrisome, but really, what is needed is ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Ramirez
17 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Unrelated: They are unrelated. Low IgM is usually not clinically significant (depending on how low of course). Talk to an allergist immunologist to figure this ... Read More
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