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can you tell me about dealing with hypogammaglobulinemia?

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Dr. Thomas Josa
Allergy and Immunology 39 years experience
Frequent infections: The most common form is CVID or Common Variable Immunodeficiency. The decision to treat with IVIG or Intravenous Immunoglobulin infusions is something to be discussed with your doctor. Factors include severity, frequency of infections, tolerance to conventional treatment with antibiotics not to mention cost which is quite high.

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A 41-year-old member asked:

Who could be a carrier for hypogammaglobulinemia?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
X-linked: In the case of bruton agammaglobulinemia, half the daughters of a woman with an affected son, and all the daughter of an affected man.
A 33-year-old member asked:

What are the symptoms of the disease hypogammaglobulanemia?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Infections: People with low levels of immunoglobulins are susceptible to bacterial infections, repeated infections, infections with uncommon organisms. Many also have auto-immune disease and symptoms depend on the organ system affected.
CA
A 28-year-old male asked:

What is the definition or description of: hypogammaglobulinemia?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
Primary immune defec: It is a type of primary immune deficiency disease in which there is reduction in all types of gamma globulins.
A 42-year-old member asked:

Can you get hypogammaglobulinemia without having symptoms?

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Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
Allergy and Immunology 40 years experience
Depends on the severity: and duration, a more thorough assessment by an allergist/immunologist would help you better
Midland Park, New Jersey
A female asked:

Looking for a resource article on nonfamilial hypogammaglobulinemia and treatment with Hyzentra. Any help would be appreciated.

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Dr. Clarence Grim
Endocrinology 57 years experience
Hyzenta: What I would do is to go to pubmed and search these topics, read what comes up and then get back with us. The single best source of uptodate information on almost any medical issue is uptodate.com
Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Thank you, Dr. Grim. I have already searched the literature, but will check this site as well. I'm still hoping that someone who is a specialist in the field (especially for pediatric immunology) might give me some input as well.
Apr 13, 2016

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