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What is IgA deficiency and does it need to be treated?

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Dr. John Chiu
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: 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?

In brief: 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?
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Dr. Jason Hemming
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology

In brief: Common. Not usually

Common mild immune deficiency where most people are symptomatic and treatment is rarely needed.

In brief: Common. Not usually

Common mild immune deficiency where most people are symptomatic and treatment is rarely needed.
Dr. Jason Hemming
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