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What is glandular fever and relation to high IgA levels?

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Dr. Steven Machtinger
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In brief: Indicates infection

Glandular fever, an uncommon name for mononucleosis, triggers immune responses in those infected.
The immune system makes igg, igm, & IgA antibodies against the epstein-barr (ebv) virus. Elevated IgA against ebv mean good active immune function. Total IgA - IgA directed against all sorts of stuff - is not elevated in mono. This could be result of misunderstanding of 1989 report by wakiguchi et al.

In brief: Indicates infection

Glandular fever, an uncommon name for mononucleosis, triggers immune responses in those infected.
The immune system makes igg, igm, & IgA antibodies against the epstein-barr (ebv) virus. Elevated IgA against ebv mean good active immune function. Total IgA - IgA directed against all sorts of stuff - is not elevated in mono. This could be result of misunderstanding of 1989 report by wakiguchi et al.
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