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what is gammar (immunoglobulin)?

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Dr. John Overholt
Allergy and Immunology 26 years experience
Immunoglobulin: Gammar-p is a brand name for a preparation of immunoglobulin, primarily igg. It is indicated for igg replacement in persons with low or absent igg levels. Such preparations are occasionally used off-label for other conditions.

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A 38-year-old member asked:

What is immunoglobulin g and what is it used for?

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Dr. Lee Perry
Allergy and Immunology 17 years experience
Fights infection: Immunoglobulin g (or igg) is an antibody that helps you fight infection.
A 32-year-old member asked:

Elevated immunoglobulin a means what?

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Dr. Steven Machtinger
Allergy and Immunology 44 years experience
How high?: Minimally elevated probably not worth worrying about. Very high requires a test - serum immunoelectrophoresis - to rule-out multiple myeloma.
A 39-year-old member asked:

Immunoglobulin a --whats considered high?

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Dr. Lee Perry
Allergy and Immunology 17 years experience
Depends: The normal range for IgA is dependent on the age of the patient.
A 33-year-old member asked:

What does a high level of immunoglobulin m mean?

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Dr. David Shulan
Allergy and Immunology 41 years experience
Several causes: Multiple myeloma, early infections, rheumatoid arthritis and some kinds of kidney disease can cause this. The likely causes can vary with the age of the person. You need to discuss this with your physician.
A 35-year-old member asked:

What does it mean if your immunoglobulin m is elevated?

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Dr. Steven Machtinger
Allergy and Immunology 44 years experience
Depends: If IgM is elevated but IgA & igg are decreased then you have a significant immunodeficiency called hyper IgM syndrome. Other causes of elevated IgM include monoclonal gammopathy and multiple myeloma. Never ignore the possibility of a lab error - the next test to do is to repeat the IgM level.

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