Hypogammaglobulinemia

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What is Hypogammaglobulinemia?

Hypogammaglobulinemia is an immune disorder characterized by a reduction in all types of gamma globulins, including antibodies that help fight infection. It may be congenital (present at birth), related to medication; it may be due to a kidney or gastrointestinal condition, cancer or severe burns.

Common symptoms reported by people with Hypogammaglobulinemia

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, insomnia, fatigue, and pain) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with Hypogammaglobulinemia

You’ve tried
Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
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Treatment name(s)

(Gammaglobulin (IVIg))
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
25
Tried for
Hypogammaglobulinemia (25)
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Treatment name(s)

(Hizentra)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
Hypogammaglobulinemia (4)
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Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Pain (2) Insomnia (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Marijuana)
Type
Other
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Pain (2) Anxious mood (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Anxious mood (2)
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Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Depressed mood (2) Anxious mood (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Pain (2)
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Treatment name(s)

(Vicodin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Pain (2)
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Treatment name(s)

(Ativan)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Anxious mood (2) Insomnia (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Desyrel)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Insomnia (2)

Data from patients with Hypogammaglobulinemia, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with Hypogammaglobulinemia

You’ve tried
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
How many evaluations
Tried for
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Treatment name(s)

(Gammaglobulin (IVIg))
Perceived effectiveness
for Hypogammaglobulinemia (21 evaluations)
Side effects
Headaches Migraine headaches 25 more
How many evaluations
21
Tried for
Hypogammaglobulinemia (25)
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Treatment name(s)

(Hizentra)
Perceived effectiveness
for Hypogammaglobulinemia (5 evaluations)
Side effects
Injection site welt Pressure headaches
How many evaluations
5
Tried for
Hypogammaglobulinemia (4)
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Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Thirst
How many evaluations
2
Tried for
Pain (2) Insomnia (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Marijuana)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (3 evaluations)
Side effects
How many evaluations
3
Tried for
Pain (2) Anxious mood (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Drowsiness
How many evaluations
1
Tried for
Anxious mood (2)
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Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Perceived effectiveness
for Depressed mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
How many evaluations
1
Tried for
Depressed mood (2) Anxious mood (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
How many evaluations
1
Tried for
Pain (2)
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Treatment name(s)

(Vicodin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
How many evaluations
1
Tried for
Pain (2)
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Treatment name(s)

(Ativan)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
How many evaluations
0
Tried for
Anxious mood (2) Insomnia (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Desyrel)
Perceived effectiveness
for Insomnia (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Grogginess Swallowing difficulty (dysphagia)
How many evaluations
2
Tried for
Insomnia (2)

Data from patients with Hypogammaglobulinemia, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has Hypogammaglobulinemia on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 21
20s 16
30s 37
40s 70
50s 108
60s 64
70+ 17

Sex

Distribution of sex

83% Female
17% Male
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 59
20-29 years 10
30-39 years 22
40-49 years 23
50-59 years 22
60-69 years 5
70+ years 1

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 184
Not Diagnosed 6

These charts show data from Hypogammaglobulinemia patients who have completed their condition history
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