Immunoglobulin A

Definition of Immunoglobulin A:

Supports mucosal immunity.

Also: IgA

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A Low IgA Level

...the condition
IgA stands for immunoglobulin A, one of the classes of immunoglobulins (also called antibodies) that are in the blood...”

A Low IgD level

...the condition
“...IgD multiple myeloma is much less common than IgA or IgG multiple myeloma.”
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A Low IgE level

...the condition
“...IgE myeloma is extremely rare and should be sought after abnormal protein electrophoresis (restriction) and/or abnormal kappa/lambda ratio unexplained by IgG, IgA, or IgM.  The principal limitation of this test is the wide overlapping range of IgE values between atopic and non-atopic disease states...”

Allergy to Cow's Milk

...recommendation Probiotics
“Oral administration of probiotic bacteria has been shown to stabilize intestinal integrity, promote local IgA production and reduce intestinal inflammation in atopic individuals with cow's-milk allergy.”

Dermatitis Herpetiformis

...the condition
“...DH is diagnosed through a skin biopsy, which involves removing a tiny piece of skin near the rash and testing it for the IgA antibody...”

Fish Oils a treatment
“...(a condition in which a person's hands and feet show abnormal sensitivity to cold temperatures), psoriasis, sickle-cell anemia, the autoimmune disease lupus, and a form of kidney disease called IgA nephropathy...”

Giardiasis Infection

...recommendation Probiotics
“...Probiotics can also enhance intestinal IgA immune responses and increase intestinal mucin production...”
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...the condition
“...The most common form of glomerulonephritis is believed to be IgA Nephropathy (IgAN or Berger's Disease) – an immune complex disorder which causes IgA immune complexes to be deposited in the glomeruli, where they cause inflammation (glomerulonephritis) and...”
...recommendation Reduced Protein Diet
“...However, the use of a low-protein diet in mild to moderate IgA Nephropathy (IgAN) is controversial, as there is no solid evidence that it has any value at all and, in some cases, it can actually be harmful...”

Immune System Imbalance (TH2 Dominance)

...recommendation Monounsaturated Oils
“...Monounsaturated fats found in olive and hazelnut oils reduce TNF and increase IgA levels.”

Multiple Myeloma

...the condition
“...The most common myeloma types are IgG and IgA.  IgG myeloma accounts for about 60-70% of all cases of myeloma and IgA accounts for about 20% of cases...”


...relationship to Yeast / Candida Infection
“...toxins are implicated in the development of psoriasis including endotoxins (cell wall components of gram-negative bacteria), streptococcal products, Candida albicans, yeast compounds, and IgE or IgA immune complexes...”

Test for Gluten Sensitivity a treatment
“...The following tests can be ordered when trying to determine a patient's sensitivity to gluten ... IgA anti-gliadin antibodies (can give false negative results)...”
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