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I have a low iga- it's 40mg/dl and should be over 70. I breastfeed my newborn and wonder if he will still be protected with IgA antibodies from me?

I have a low iga- it's 40mg/dl  and should be over 70. I breastfeed my newborn and wonder if he will still be protected with IgA antibodies from me?

Breastfeed!: The baby will get IgA from your breastmilk, even if your level is low, and some igg for protection. Remember that the baby also benefited from protective antibody from you in utero. Breastfeeding has many other immune benefits and social benefits and definitely worth the time and effort! congratulations on your new baby! ...Read more

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Antibody (Definition)

An antibody is a protein the body's immune system makes to identify potentially harmful substances in the body. Antibodies attach to the substance on a molecular level and mark it so the immune ...Read more


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Can seborrheic dermatitis cause a positive tissue transglutaminase IgA antibody, low level?

Can seborrheic dermatitis cause a positive tissue transglutaminase IgA antibody, low level?

No: In and of itself , seborrheic dermatitis does not cause any significant immunologic disorders although certain diseases do have an association with seborrheic dermatitis-like rashes such as zinc deficiency syndromes and parkinsonism, for instance. ...Read more

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My serum test is negative for endomysial antibody iga, ttg tissue transglutasminase iga, gliadin antibody igg. But positive for gliadin antibody iga?

My serum test is negative for endomysial antibody  iga, ttg tissue transglutasminase iga, gliadin antibody igg. But positive for gliadin  antibody iga?

Treat the person: Lab tests mean nothing in isolation, and have many false positives and false negatives. The decision to make a trial of a gluten-free diet will be between you and your gastroenterologist or dermatologist based on the big picture. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: gliadin antibody iga?

Celiac dx : Gliadin is a protein found within gluten. Its presence is what triggers the formation of the IgA and igb anti-gliadin antibodies. The gliadin IgA test is one tool your doctor uses to find out if you are gluten-intolerant. The test analyzes the serum of your blood using blood drawn from a vein in your arm. The blood test is virtually painless, though you may develop a small bruise at the site whe. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your blood test showed candida antibody IgA 1.5. Igm 1.2. Igg 1.9. All high?

What does it mean when your blood test showed candida antibody IgA 1.5. Igm 1.2. Igg 1.9. All high?

Beware: I would be very cautious about any physician or other health care practitioner who proposes to treat you for a candida infection on the basis of bloodwork in the absence of a specific clinical finding of an infection. Labs that promote these tests are strongly linked to fringe medicine. My main concern is that you'll be given inappropriate medication and/or overlook a real health problem. ...Read more