Immunoglobulin D Deficiency Follow-up

Updated: Sep 13, 2016
  • Author: Camellia L Hernandez, MD; Chief Editor: Michael A Kaliner, MD  more...
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Follow-up

Further Outpatient Care

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  • Consider performing periodic (every 1-2 y) serial determinations of quantitative immunoglobulin (all classes) levels in patients with isolated IgD deficiency that was discovered incidentally.

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Inpatient & Outpatient Medications

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  • Patients require no specific therapy.

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Complications

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  • Routinely monitor patients for infections and autoimmune disease, although no reports indicate that these individuals are at increased risk. If infections develop, promptly treat patients with appropriate therapy.

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Prognosis

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  • In the absence of comorbid conditions, prognosis is excellent.

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Patient Education

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  • Educate patients about the humoral immune system and inform them that the specific function of IgD is not fully understood at this time. Request patients to promptly report any signs or symptoms of infection to their primary care provider.

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