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Old 08-23-2012, 10:51 AM   #1
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IgA deficiency treatment?

I had blood specialist today, who confirmed that I have IgA deficiency. In fact, there are no IgA antibodies in my blood. The doc told me that it is possible to have IV infusions once a month to replace missing IgA but first she ordered some further testings then I could get these infusions.

I'm a little bit sceptical because until now every specialist who I visited told me that there is no current way of replacing IgA. The doc today was the first one who told me different.

Other than that I have quite severe problems with ongoing throat infections, ongoing diarrhea, and ongoing fever.

Is anybody here with IgA deficiency and receiving such infusions?

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Old 09-02-2012, 12:14 AM   #2
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Re: IgA deficiency treatment?

Let me start by saying I don't have IgA deficiency. But I was wondering if you've done a search for articles? There are some out there from reputable sources. A few I scanned agreed there are no treatments. But I found one just written that said, "Those with selective IgA deficiency who also have IgG subclass deficiencies can benefit from immunoglobulin (IVIG) treatments given through a vein." How much did your doctor tell you about the further tests he ran? Maybe he is looking for a positive on the IgG deficiency, too, before knowing if infusions for that are an option for you. Hope this helps. Best wishes to you.

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