IgM deficiency: Clinical spectrum and immunologic assessment

M. F. Guill, D. A. Brown, H. D. Ochs, K. H. Pyun, J. E. Moffitt

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Selective IgM deficiency has been associated with recurrent infections and enteric protein loss. We have evaluated eight patients with IgM deficiency presenting with recurrent infections and manifestations of atopy. A variety of subtle immunologic abeerrations were noted, including depressed IgM and elevated IgG responses to immunization with bacteriophage OX174. Despite normal quantitative IgG in most patients. IgG antibody responses to diphteria-tetanus and/or pneumococcal polysaccharide antigens were generally depressed. No correlation could be made between antibody responses (or lack thereof) and the nature of infections in any given patient.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)547-552
Number of pages6
JournalAnnals of Allergy
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jan 1 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy


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