Immunoglobulin A Deficiency Questions & Answers

Updated: May 15, 2018
  • Author: Marina Y Dolina, MD; Chief Editor: Michael A Kaliner, MD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is immunoglobulin A deficiency (IgAD)?

What is the pathophysiology of immunoglobulin A deficiency (IgAD)?

What is the molecular analysis of B-cell differentiation in patients with immunoglobulin A deficiency (IgAD)?

What is the role of genetics in the pathophysiology of immunoglobulin A deficiency (IgAD)?

What is the role of the mucosal response in the pathophysiology of immunoglobulin A deficiency (IgAD)?

What is the prevalence of immunoglobulin A deficiency (IgAD) in the US?

What is the global prevalence of immunoglobulin A deficiency (IgAD)?

What is the mortality and morbidity associated with immunoglobulin A deficiency (IgAD)?

Which recurrent sinopulmonary infections are associated with immunoglobulin A deficiency (IgAD)?

What is the risk of developing lung damage in immunoglobulin A deficiency (IgAD)?

What is the prevalence of autoimmune disease in immunoglobulin A deficiency (IgAD)?

Which GI conditions are associated with immunoglobulin A deficiency (IgAD)?

Which conditions are less commonly associated with immunoglobulin A deficiency (IgAD)?

How does immunoglobulin A deficiency (IgAD) affect quality of life?

What are the racial predilections of immunoglobulin A deficiency (IgAD)?

What are the sexual predilections of immunoglobulin A deficiency (IgAD)?

How does the prevalence of immunoglobulin A deficiency (IgAD) vary by age?

Presentation

What are the signs and symptoms of immunoglobulin A deficiency (IgAD)?

Which physical findings suggest immunoglobulin A deficiency (IgAD)?

What causes of immunoglobulin A deficiency (IgAD)?

Which drugs may cause immunoglobulin A deficiency (IgAD)?

What are the infectious causes of immunoglobulin A deficiency (IgAD)?

What is the role of benzene in the etiology of immunoglobulin A deficiency (IgAD)?

DDX

Which conditions should be included in the differential diagnoses of immunoglobulin A deficiency (IgAD)?

What are the differential diagnoses for Immunoglobulin A Deficiency?

Workup

What is the role of lab tests in the workup of immunoglobulin A deficiency (IgAD)?

What is the role of imaging studies in the workup of immunoglobulin A deficiency (IgAD)?

What is the role of pulmonary function tests in the workup of immunoglobulin A deficiency (IgAD)?

What is the role of biopsy in the workup of immunoglobulin A deficiency (IgAD)?

Treatment

How is immunoglobulin A deficiency (IgAD) treated?

What is the role of surgery in the treatment of immunoglobulin A deficiency (IgAD)?

Which specialist consultations are beneficial to patients with immunoglobulin A deficiency (IgAD)?

Which dietary modifications are used in the treatment of immunoglobulin A deficiency (IgAD)?

Which activity modifications are used in the treatment of immunoglobulin A deficiency (IgAD)?

Medications

What is the role of drug treatment for immunoglobulin A deficiency (IgAD)?

Which medications in the drug class Vaccines, inactivated bacteria are used in the treatment of Immunoglobulin A Deficiency?

Follow-up

How is immunoglobulin A deficiency (IgAD) prevented?

What are the complications of immunoglobulin A deficiency (IgAD)?

What is the prognosis of immunoglobulin A deficiency (IgAD)?

What is included in patient education about immunoglobulin A deficiency (IgAD)?