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A 44-year-old female asked:

Recent bloodwork showed an igm level less than 5 mg/dl. other antibodies are normal. i do not have a spleen. could this be the reason?

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Dr. Manav Singla
Allergy and Immunology 23 years experience
Unlikely: I find your situation interesting - both are immunologic issues. But, not having a spleen would not drop your igm levels. An isolated deficiency of igm (absence of igm) is rare. Usually it is not a problem. It might be related to your gastrointestinal issues.

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