Recurrent Pneumonia due to IgG and IgM Deficiency

Author: V. Dimov, M.D., Allergist/Immunologist and Assistant Professor at University of Chicago
Reviewer: S. Randhawa, M.D., Allergist/Immunologist and Assistant Professor at LSU (Shreveport) Department of Allergy and Immunology


The presenting CXR shows multilobar right-sided pneumonia


Progression of the pneumonia on the follow-up CXR 4 days later


CT of the chest; Radiology report of the CT of the chest


Immunoelectrophoresis shows low levels of IgG and IgM


Low levels of all IgG subclasses

Published: 8/31/2005
Edited: 01/27/2007

2 comments:

  1. iGg subclass defeciency

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  2. This is not "iGg" subclass deficiency because all major subclasses of IgG and the total IgG are low.

    CVID is the likely diagnosis. The immunoglobulin levels must be repeated, of course.

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