1 doctor weighed in:

Could an IgA deficiency prevent my body from making antibodies?

1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: IgA deficiency

Iga is an antibody, so a deficiency of IgA means your body is having trouble making that type of antibody.
Iga deficiency does not cause you to be unable to make other antibodies. It just means you aren't able to make the IgA class of antibodies, so antibodies of that type will probably not be detected if they are sought, for example, in a blood test for celiac or other diseases.

In brief: IgA deficiency

Iga is an antibody, so a deficiency of IgA means your body is having trouble making that type of antibody.
Iga deficiency does not cause you to be unable to make other antibodies. It just means you aren't able to make the IgA class of antibodies, so antibodies of that type will probably not be detected if they are sought, for example, in a blood test for celiac or other diseases.
Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. William Forsythe
Board Certified,
23 years in practice
171K people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors