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Anybody know much about this IgA deficiency?

Anybody know much about this IgA deficiency?

Maybe no issue: Ig a is one of the 5 known immunoglobulins in human. Isolated IgA deficiency occurs in 1/500 of the population and is not usually associated with susceptibility to infections unless there is an igg deficiency as well. If you are healthy otherwise, don't worry about it. On the other hand, was the blood test obtained because she gets frequent sinus or lung infections in the first place? ...Read more

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Dr. Zamaneh Mikhak
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Iga Deficiency (Definition)

Selective deficiency of IgA is the most common immune deficiency disorder. Persons with this disorder have low or absent levels of a blood ...Read more


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Hi doctors, can you tell me what is IgA deficiency and how can it be helped?

Hi doctors, can you tell me what is IgA deficiency and how can it be helped?

IgA deficiency: or rather selective IgA deficiency, still a rare disease, but the most common type of immunodeficiency, at times associated with IgG subclass deficiency, usually asymptomatic, but can have upper respiratory problems, can be prone to auto-immune diseases, need to be cautious with blood or blood products infusion, if diagnosed or suspected please get evaluated by an allergist/immunologist, take care ...Read more

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Could an IgA deficiency prevent my body from making antibodies?

Could an IgA deficiency prevent my body from making antibodies?

IgA deficiency: Iga is an antibody, so a deficiency of IgA means your body is having trouble making that type of antibody. Iga deficiency does not cause you to be unable to make other antibodies. It just means you aren't able to make the IgA class of antibodies, so antibodies of that type will probably not be detected if they are sought, for example, in a blood test for celiac or other diseases. ...Read more

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I have IGA deficiency and get sick a lot . When sound I get my kids tested for it and yes they all have HLA-B27. ?

I have IGA deficiency and get sick a lot . When sound I get my kids tested for it and yes they all have HLA-B27. ?

Hereditary: If there are symptoms or signs of an autoimmune disease, a positive HLA-B27 test may confirm the diagnosis. However, HLA-B27 is normally found in a small number of Caucasians and does not always mean you have a disease. Hope the kids stay free of illness. ...Read more

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My daughter found out she has IgA deficiency/what is that?

My daughter found out she has IgA deficiency/what is that?

Immune problem: Iga is an antibody produced by our immune system. It can be found in the blood but is mainly secreted into mucous membranes -- sinuses for example. It is the most common immunodeficiency. Go to www.Primaryimmune.Org for some really good info on IgA deficiency. ...Read more

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Gf diagnosed with IgA deficiency, now diagnosed with scid. Related?

Gf diagnosed with IgA deficiency, now diagnosed with scid. Related?

SCID: Scid stands for severe combined immunodeficiency. By definition, people with this disorder have no t cells, so they cannot fight any diseases or produce any antibodies. Iga is one type of antibody, so a deficiency of it would be expected as part of the scid disorder. This disorder is fatal in infancy without aggressive management, so not likely to be diagnosed in an adult. Cvid more likely. ...Read more

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What type of doctor should I see for selective IgA deficiency?

Immunologist: Although there is no real treatment for it, you can consult an allergist/immunologist about it. ...Read more

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My 2 1/2 yr old daughter has vcfs (22q11.2 deletion syndrome) with this she has an IgA deficiency & recurrent bronchitis. I need a helpful website.

22q and you site: Hi lily, the children's hospital of philadelphia (chop) has a great site for parents and health care providers called "22q and you center". http://www.chop.edu/service/22q-and-you-center/home.html. They take online questions, and have links to support groups for kids, teens, and families. I'd also recommend family voices (familyvoices.Org) --a great site with info on advocating for your child. ...Read more

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What are the tests for IgA deficiency?

What are the tests for IgA deficiency?

Blood test: To determine if you have an IgA deficiency, a simple blood test can be done. ...Read more