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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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What is IgA deficiency and does it need to be treated?

What is IgA deficiency and does it need to be treated?

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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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

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Iga is 38mg/dl. My dr said it's not considered IgA deficiency and some people just fall below the average. True?

May be it is normal: Normal Values fall between 100 - 600 mg/dl.Many are below 100,but not considered deficiency in Iga, and are asymptomatic.But may need more screening like DOUBLE IMMUNODIFFUSION ASSAY TEST normal value is 2 - 4 mg/dl.If ...Read more

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How common is a partial IgA deficiency? Mine is 37 mg/dl

Selective IgA defic.: Prevalence varies by population, but is on the order of up to 1 in 333 people making it relatively common for a genetic disease. It is more common in males than in females. IgA is primarily in secretions of the mucosal surfaces, including tears, saliva, colostrum, genital, respiratory and gastrointestinal secretions, and if symptoms develop they are usually related to infections in these areas. ...Read more

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Iga was measured to be low at 40 mg/dl. Range was above 68mg/dl. Dr said it isn't IgA deficiency because it's too high. What caused this then?

Iga was measured to be low at 40 mg/dl. Range was above 68mg/dl. Dr said it isn't IgA deficiency because it's too high. What caused this then?

No IgA deficiency: Your IgA is a little lower than the average. It is not low enough to be called deficiency. Iga deficiency used to be IgA of less than 30mg/dl, occurring in 1 in 500 people. A level of less than 1mg/dl occurs in 1 in 2000 people. The primary cause is unknown, but there is failure of certain b lymphocytes to mature into IgA producing plasma cells. If you have no symptoms - no treatment necessary. ...Read more

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Is an IgA level of 38 mg/dl considered IgA deficiency? I keep reading it has to be under 5 mg/dl to be called an IgA deficiency.Why would mine be low?

Low, not low enough: When normal IgA levels are determined, they are usually based on the average values of the population tested and the age of the patient. There are usually 2-5 % of normals that are included in the low range. You can relax. Even though 38 may be low, it is high enough to protect you against infections. If you have levels less than 20 mg/dl then you would be at risk for recurrent infection. ...Read more

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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