Re: IgA deficiency
I was diagnosed with hypogammaglobulinemia over 5 years ago. I have have been treated with Intravenous Immune Globulin or IVIG all this time, and for the rest of my life. With this problem, your biggest risk is upper respiratory infection, so, I call my doctor at the first sign of a cold. You are allowed immunizations like a flu shot which is a MUST. No live vaccines are allowed such as the vaccine for Shingles. Always ask before any immunization to be sure. I also have multiple autoimmune diseases to go along with hypogammaglobulinemia, sometimes also called Common Variable Immune Deficiency Syndrome or CVID.
You need to be treated by an immunologist. My immunologist is also an allergist. If you live near a medical center which is connected to a medical school, please see someone there. They are usually up-to-date on anything to do with your diagnosis.
There is bad news, however,with CVID, you are more likely, than others, to develop a certain type of Lymphoma. Please don't get discouraged. Medical science makes treatment advances just about everyday.
Last edited by Administrator; 04-16-2015 at 10:05 PM.