What is the prognosis of immunoglobulin A deficiency (IgAD)?

Updated: May 15, 2018
  • Author: Marina Y Dolina, MD; Chief Editor: Michael A Kaliner, MD  more...
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  • In children aged 6 months to 4 years, IgAD may be transient and resolve permanently by age 5 years; in others, the syndrome may progresses to common variable immunodeficiency (CVID).

  • Adults with selective immunoglobulin A deficiency (SIgAD) are often asymptomatic; however, up to 90% have frequent bacterial respiratory tract infections.


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