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Doctor insights on: Alternative Treatments For Ig G Deficiency

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Can an allergist/immunologist ever help with chronic inflammatory polyneuropathy? Have seen neuro, but have been told I have IgG deficiency as well.

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

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I was diagnosed by allergist with IGA & IGG deficiency due to recurrent infections. Had 2 miscarriages within 3 yrs. Can this be cause of miscarriage?

I was diagnosed by allergist with IGA & IGG deficiency due to recurrent infections. Had 2 miscarriages within 3 yrs. Can this be cause of miscarriage?

Unlikely: Not a direct cause,? infection leads to miscarriage, may be, but even individuals without your condition miscarry for no known reason.IgA deficiency is the most common primary immunodeficiency amongst the already rare immunodeficiency disorders,many afflicted persons are asymptomatic and lead normal lives, follow up with your immunologist/allergist for possible IVIG replacement therapy,good luck ...Read more

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I recently miscarried at 7 weeks. Diagnosed with IGA and possibly IGG deficiency . Also have bicornuate uterus. Can IGG and IGA def. cause miscarriage?

I recently miscarried at 7 weeks. Diagnosed with IGA and possibly IGG deficiency . Also have bicornuate uterus. Can IGG and IGA def. cause miscarriage?

Clarification: See your doctor to go over the test results to get clarification. It is unclear here if your doctor was testing IgG and IgA as part of an antiphospholipid antibody workup for miscarriage or if you are referring to the genetic disorder of the immune system referred to as IgA deficiency. The impact on pregnancy depends on the diagnosis. ...Read more

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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.?

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 more

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Is there CSF IgG subclass deficiency? I have lowish IgG and IgG subclass deficiencies (1, 3, 4) and CSF IgG of 685 .

Csf labs: Lab values for cerebrospinal fluid tests must be interpreted in the context of the symptoms and signs and the time course, as well as imaging information. Your question cannot be answered in isolation. Please consult a neurologist. ...Read more

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Is IgG subclass 3 deficiency a primary or secondary immunodeficiency?

Is IgG subclass 3 deficiency a primary or secondary immunodeficiency?

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

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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.

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 more

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