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On Sufficient IgG Levels.

Discussion in 'Antivirals, Antibiotics and Immune Modulators' started by Ema, Aug 16, 2015.

  1. Ema

    Ema Senior Member

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    There's been discussion on various threads about what constitutes "low" IgG levels and when it is appropriate to treat...I found this article illuminating on how the perspective has changed in the past decades.

    What was considered sufficient 20 years ago in terms of IgG levels is no longer. Instead what is important is that the patient remain infection free.

    I would encourage anyone with a history of chronic infections to have their IgG levels (total and subclasses) tested and pursue treatment with IgG if indicated. It can be a long and difficult process to find an immunologist that is properly trained in diagnosing immune deficiency (go figure!!) but can be very worthwhile in terms of treatment.

    See more at: http://www.ajmc.com/journals/supple...se-of-immunoglobulin/P-3#sthash.Lp42jLod.dpuf

    Improved IgG3 Levels and Reduced Infection Rate in a Woman With CVID Switched From Intravenous to Subcutaneous Immunoglobulin Therapy
     
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    Snookum96 Senior Member

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    @Ema

    Do you have any thoughts on which tests might be the most reliable or accurate? There are several different ones available and I can't find any comparisons regarding what's different about them.
     
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    Ema Senior Member

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  4. maryb

    maryb iherb code TAK122

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    @Ema
    so did you have the total and sub classes tested?
     
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    Ema Senior Member

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    Yes. I was low normal in total and below range in subclasses 1 and 3.
     
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  6. minkeygirl

    minkeygirl But I Look So Good.

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    I had low total and low subclasses 1 and 3.

    And as some of you may know, I've been through 2 "allergists" to get a diagnosis and treatment. I call the "allergists" vs immunologist because their primary concern was asthma. One was too scared to use IVIG, the other, well he was willing, as long as I could prove my ME/CFS wasn't psychological. That went over well.

    Try to find a clinical immunologist.
     
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    msf Senior Member

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    Now there´s a thought! Treating patients based on the clinical picture!

    It will never catch on!
     
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  8. minkeygirl

    minkeygirl But I Look So Good.

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    Doctors are too obsessed with lab results and not enough with how the patient actually feels
     
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