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Celiac Ig A Deficiency
Yes there is: celeac desease ,IGA deffifficiency are all immune mediated disorders it is advisable that you have an immunologist involved in your care stay well! ...Read more
In celiac disease, the body reacts to gluten (in wheat and gluten-like proteins in rye and barley) resulting in damage to the small intestine. This limits the intestine's ability to absorb some nutrients. Typically, people with celiac disease have loose stools, bloating, abdominal pain or discomfort, weight loss, poor weight gain ...Read more
I have celiac blood test negative and no IgA deficiency but biopsy is positive. Any other way to confirm and is it possible to have these results??
I have negative celiac blood test and no IgA deficiency but biopsy shows chronic non-specific duodenitis and celiac symptoms are present.Need help.
Be more specific: If IgA tTG was negative, there is a very little chance that you have celiac disease. However, other conditions may mimic gluten-sensitivity and some people may actually be allergic to wheat itself causing similar symptoms. The biopsy findings should be quite specific for gluten intolerance. What actually are your symptoms? ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Selective IgA defic.: Most persons with this remain without significant illness. It is not known exactly how many individuals with IgA deficiency will eventually develop complications; estimates range from 25% to 50%, but these people often have severe deficiencies, often accompanied by defects in other immunoglobulins or other elements of the immune system. ...Read more
How often does IgA deficiency progress to cvid? I was tested at 26 and don't have cvid. Is it likely to turn into cvid?
Depends on level: If there is true deficiency, 20 % get symptoms before 16 years of age. Most people developed in their 3rd or 4th decade of life.Male and female equally. Recurrent infections of nose, ear, sinus, lung, abdomen, enlarged lymph nodes in neck and abdomen etc. But first of all one should determine if deficiency exit or not by using more sophisticated tests. ...Read more
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