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.

How do members experience hypogammaglobulinemia?

Top 5 symptoms reported by people with hypogammaglobulinemia*

*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.

Top treatments taken by people for hypogammaglobulinemia*

*Data from patients with hypogammaglobulinemia, who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during the last 5 years.

Compare treatments taken by people with hypogammaglobulinemia*

Treatment
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment

(Gammaglobulin (IVIg))
Perceived effectiveness
for hypogammaglobulinemia (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
hypogammaglobulinemia (3)

*Data from patients with hypogammaglobulinemia, who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during the last 5 years.

Who has hypogammaglobulinemia on PatientsLikeMe?

Age

Age Proportion # of patients
<20 18
20s 22
30s 35
40s 76
50s 173
60s 212
70+ 126

Distribution of sex

Sex

Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 102
Female 553