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Symptoms of Hypogammaglobulinaemia

The following features are indicative of Hypogammaglobulinaemia:
  • inflammation
  • bacterial infection
  • digestive problems
  • Kaposi sarcoma
  • non-Hodgkin lymphoma
  • anemia
  • rheumatoid arthritis
  • delayed growth and development
It is possible that Hypogammaglobulinaemia shows no physical symptoms and still be present in a patient.

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Common Causes of Hypogammaglobulinaemia

The following are the most common causes of Hypogammaglobulinaemia:
  • T cell deficiencies
  • B cell deficiencies
  • defective phagocytes

Risk Factors for Hypogammaglobulinaemia

The following factors may increase the likelihood of Hypogammaglobulinaemia:
  • family history
  • bacteria infection
  • mutation in the IGHM, IGLL1, CD79A, BLNK, LRRC8A and CD79B genes

Prevention of Hypogammaglobulinaemia

Yes, it may be possible to prevent Hypogammaglobulinaemia. Prevention may be possible by doing the following:
  • maintain good hygiene
  • get enough sleep
  • avoid exposure
  • physical activity

Occurrence of Hypogammaglobulinaemia

Common Age Group

Hypogammaglobulinaemia can occur at any age.

Common Gender

Hypogammaglobulinaemia can occur in any gender.

Lab Tests and Procedures for Diagnosis of Hypogammaglobulinaemia

The following lab tests and procedures are used to detect Hypogammaglobulinaemia:
  • Blood tests: To measure the levels of blood cells and immune system cells
  • Prenatal testing: To test placenta for abnormalities

Doctor for Diagnosis of Hypogammaglobulinaemia

Patients should visit the following specialists if they have symptoms of Hypogammaglobulinaemia:
  • Hematologist

Complications of Hypogammaglobulinaemia if untreated

Yes, Hypogammaglobulinaemia causes complications if it is not treated. Below is the list of complications and problems that may arise if Hypogammaglobulinaemia is left untreated:
  • slowed growth
  • increased the risk of cancer
  • recurrent infections
  • damage to heart, lungs, nervous system or digestive tract

Self-care for Hypogammaglobulinaemia

The following self-care actions or lifestyle changes may help in the treatment or management of Hypogammaglobulinaemia:
  • Practice good hygiene: Wash hands with mild soap after using the toilet and before eating
  • Eat right: A healthy, balanced diet can help prevent infections
  • Avoid exposure: Stay away from people with colds or other infections and avoid crowds
  • Take care of the teeth: Brush the teeth at least twice a day

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Last updated date

This page was last updated on 2/04/2019.
This page provides information for Hypogammaglobulinaemia.

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