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A 28-year-old female asked:

Iga is 40ml/dl. i'm 26 years old. all other immunoglobulins are in very normal range. will this likely progress to cvid? or is it likely just iga def?

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Dr. Nayla Mumneh
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
IgA: Good question, most likely it will remain a selective IgA deficiency which is very common and does not require any specific treatment.
Dr. Corey Clay
Allergy and Immunology 10 years experience
Neither: Would consider this a partial IgA deficiency, which more commonly reverses compared with true selective (total) IgA deficiency. At 29years old, it is unlikely, albeit possible, to progress to cvid. Partial IgA deficiency can be a transient phenomenon related to viral infection or gastrointestinal problems. Unlike selective IgA def, it is not associated with anaphylaxis, allergies or autoimmunity

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