Specific antibody deficiency

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What is specific antibody deficiency?

Specific antibody deficiency is characterized as a group of disorders with various degrees of dysfunctional antibody production (lack of or low level of IgG). People with specific antibody deficiency have an increased susceptibility to respiratory infections.

Common symptoms reported by people with specific antibody deficiency

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, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with specific antibody deficiency

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

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

(Hizentra)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Treatment name(s)

(Gammaglobulin (IVIg))
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)

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

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
chronic fatigue nightmares 1 more
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
depressed mood (1) pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Hizentra)
Perceived effectiveness
for specific antibody deficiency (1 evaluation)
Side effects
pain
Total evaluations
1
Treatment name(s)

(Gammaglobulin (IVIg))
Perceived effectiveness
for specific antibody deficiency (1 evaluation)
Side effects
tiredness
Total evaluations
1
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

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


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 2
30s 6
40s 4
50s 6
60s 2
70+ 0
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 5
20-29 years 1
30-39 years 2
40-49 years 1
50-59 years 0
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Sex

Distribution of sex

90% Female
10% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 10
Not Diagnosed 1

These charts show data from specific antibody deficiency patients who have completed their condition history
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