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A 29-year-old female asked:

Can a simple infection cause gamma globulin levels to decrease below normal range? (0.37 when normal is 0.7-1.6)?

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Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegabanswered
Allergy and Immunology 41 years experience
No: Very unlikely, unless the patient is already immune compromised, main causes for this low level would be diseases/disorders leading to loss of protein from gut/kidneys or malnutrition. Low level of immunoglobulins has other causes though, lymphocytes problems, either T cells or B lymphocytes, that lead to immunodeficiency states, wish you wellness
Last updated Apr 20, 2016

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