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Alternative Treatments For Ig G Deficiency
Could an unknown virus (that causes IgG deficiency) be passed from father to son, & thereby present as a genetic IgG deficiency& in reality be viral?
Can an allergist/immunologist ever help with chronic inflammatory polyneuropathy? Have seen neuro, but have been told I have IgG deficiency as well.
Together: There is an overalp, and a neuroimmunologist should be able to treat it and if in doubt, an allergist can prescribe ivig if needed. Your neurologist should be able to tell you if they can treat the igg deficiency or not. ...Read more
Can having a IgG deficiency affect your WBC if a infection is present- I have mastoiditis it spread to other bones .But my WBC is normal. Why?
What would prevent me from having a tummy tuck procedure done. I have type 2 diabetes and an IgG deficiency (hypogammaglobulinemia). I have had ivig.?
Medical Clearance.: Patients who have “medical conditions” should have these conditions under good control prior to undergoing elective surgery. Therefore, best to be evaluated by your internist to check how well these conditions are “optimized” and whether you are a good candidate to proceed with elective surgery. It is very likely that your plastic surgeon will ask for this medical clearance. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Which malignancies and/or granulomatous conditions are seen in individuals that only have IgG subclass 3 (igg3) deficiency?
Yes: It is possible to have malfunction of immunoglobulins or low levels in b cell disorders. A subclass deficiency by itself is usually not clinically significant and does not warrant treatment but if an underlying b cell disorder exists, it should be remedied. ...Read more
I have an IgG subclass 3 deficiency. What diseases/disorders are associated with this? Are you more likely to acquire certain diseases/disorders?
IgG3 subclass def: Igg has four types. Igg3 is involved in fighting against carbohydrate covered infectious organisms. Igg1 is the most numerous and igg3 is of much less quantity. If you have normal antibody titers to vaccines, then you are likely safe. I would simply monitor all of your immunoglobulin levels yearly. ...Read more
Is there CSF IgG subclass deficiency?
I have lowish IgG and IgG subclass deficiencies (1, 3, 4) and CSF IgG of 685 .
Great question: You already know that most folks who are discovered to have real igg3 deficiency are troubled primarily by recurrent nasal sinus infections. Until we know whether there's one of more genes for this, or whether it's the result of some other change in the immune system (igg3 can drop after other illnesses), i think the mainstream medical community will remain undecided. Glad you're proactive. ...Read more
My father has had low IgG levels for a year... Other igs are normal. Could this be a problem? His pcp suggested perhaps some immune deficiency.
Possibly: Igg being low can signal an immune deficiency. But more important than the amount is how well the igg works to fight infections. If he does not have many infections, this level might be his "normal". He should see an immunologist, who can tease out the likelihood of immune deficiency from your dad's history as well as lab tests (that look how well his immune system responds to vaccines, e.g.). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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