Top
10
Doctor insights on: Celiac Ig A Deficiency

Share
1

1
Is it common to have celiac disease if you have SLE? I have selective IgA deficiency

Is it common to have celiac disease if you have SLE? I have selective IgA 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

Dr. John Chiu
606 doctors shared insights

Celiac Disease (Definition)

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


3

3
I have negative celiac blood test and no IgA deficiency but biopsy shows chronic non-specific duodenitis and celiac symptoms are present.Need help. ?

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 more

See 2 more doctor answers
4

4
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

5

5
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

6

6
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

See 1 more doctor answer
7

7
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

See 1 more doctor answer
8

8
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

9

9
How often does partial IgA deficiency turn into cvid? pigad diagnosed at 26.

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

10

10
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

Dr. Zamaneh Mikhak
65 doctors shared insights

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