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Hi I am wondering what the possible causes and treatments

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Posted on Mon, 18 Feb 2019
Question: Hi I am wondering what the possible causes and treatments are for low IGG (665) and IGM (24) We are waiting to see an immunologist. CD 57 also very low
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Answered by Dr. Rajat Basak (19 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Many causes

Detailed Answer:
Hello and welcome to Ask A Doctor service.

I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

IgG deficiency causes are divided into primary and secondary.

Primary is idiopathic that cause is unknown,may be genetic in origin.

Secondary causes of low IgG and IgA deficiency may be aging, malnutrition, cytotoxic drugs, uraemia,liver disease, chronic renal failure, burns, protein losing nephropathy.

Treatments include specific management of infections with antibiotics. Prevention of infections is needed by avoiding polluted water, food, air, etc.

Hope this helps. Let me know if I can assist you further.
Dr Rajat
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Hi I am wondering what the possible causes and treatments

Brief Answer: Many causes Detailed Answer: Hello and welcome to Ask A Doctor service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice. IgG deficiency causes are divided into primary and secondary. Primary is idiopathic that cause is unknown,may be genetic in origin. Secondary causes of low IgG and IgA deficiency may be aging, malnutrition, cytotoxic drugs, uraemia,liver disease, chronic renal failure, burns, protein losing nephropathy. Treatments include specific management of infections with antibiotics. Prevention of infections is needed by avoiding polluted water, food, air, etc. Hope this helps. Let me know if I can assist you further. Dr Rajat