IgA deficiency

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What is IgA deficiency?

Selective IgA Deficiency is decreased or absent IgA immunoglobulins in the blood serum and secretions. It is one of the most common primary immunodeficiency diseases.

Common symptoms reported by people with IgA 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 IgA deficiency

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

(Marijuana)
Type
Other
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1) pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Jobst Compression Stockings)
Type
Equipment
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Flexeril)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Mobic)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Mestinon)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)

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

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

(Marijuana)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1) pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Jobst Compression Stockings)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Flexeril)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (3 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsiness
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Mobic)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Mestinon)
Perceived effectiveness
for fatigue (2 evaluations)
Side effects
motion sickness spacing out 1 more
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
fatigue (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

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


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 2
20s 10
30s 14
40s 24
50s 18
60s 13
70+ 4
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 17
20-29 years 4
30-39 years 3
40-49 years 2
50-59 years 2
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 15
Female 73

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 53
Not Diagnosed 1

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