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What is Selective IgA Deficiency?

What is Selective IgA Deficiency?

  • Selective IgA Deficiency: Immune deficiency from lacking immunoglobulin A (IgA) antibodies.

Selective IgA Deficiency is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Selective IgA Deficiency, or a subtype of Selective IgA Deficiency, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Selective IgA Deficiency as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

Selective IgA Deficiency: Introduction

Types of Selective IgA Deficiency:

Broader types of Selective IgA Deficiency:

How many people get Selective IgA Deficiency?

Prevalance of Selective IgA Deficiency: 1 in 300 (NIDCD); 1 in 600 (NIAID); 1 in 333 Caucasians.
Prevalance Rate of Selective IgA Deficiency: approx 1 in 300 or 0.33% or 906,666 people in USA [about data]
Prevalance of Selective IgA Deficiency: Approximately one out of 600 individuals have selective IgA deficiency. (Source: excerpt from Primary Immune Deficiency, NIAID Fact Sheet: NIAID)

Who gets Selective IgA Deficiency?

Race Profile for Selective IgA Deficiency: Among those with this disease, people of European ancestry greatly outnumber those of other ethnic groups. (Source: excerpt from Primary Immune Deficiency, NIAID Fact Sheet: NIAID)

How serious is Selective IgA Deficiency?

Complications of Selective IgA Deficiency: see complications of Selective IgA Deficiency

What causes Selective IgA Deficiency?

Causes of Selective IgA Deficiency: see causes of Selective IgA Deficiency

What are the symptoms of Selective IgA Deficiency?

Symptoms of Selective IgA Deficiency: see symptoms of Selective IgA Deficiency

Complications of Selective IgA Deficiency: see complications of Selective IgA Deficiency

Can anyone else get Selective IgA Deficiency?

More information: see contagiousness of Selective IgA Deficiency
Inheritance: see inheritance of Selective IgA Deficiency

Selective IgA Deficiency: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Selective IgA Deficiency.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Selective IgA Deficiency.

How is it treated?

Treatments for Selective IgA Deficiency: see treatments for Selective IgA Deficiency
Research for Selective IgA Deficiency: see research for Selective IgA Deficiency

Organs Affected by Selective IgA Deficiency:

Organs and body systems related to Selective IgA Deficiency include:

Name and Aliases of Selective IgA Deficiency

Main name of condition: Selective IgA Deficiency

Other names or spellings for Selective IgA Deficiency:

IgA Deficiency, Gamma-A-globulin, selective deficiency of, mmunoglobulin A deficiency

Selective IgA Deficiency: Related Conditions

Research the causes of these diseases that are similar to, or related to, Selective IgA Deficiency:

 

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