Low IgA and IgM Is Associated with a Higher Prevalence of Bronchiectasis in Primary Antibody Deficiency

@article{Hodkinson2017LowIA,
  title={Low IgA and IgM Is Associated with a Higher Prevalence of Bronchiectasis in Primary Antibody Deficiency},
  author={J P Hodkinson and Catherine Bangs and Andrea Wartenberg-Demand and Artur Bauhofer and Patrick Langohr and Matthew Buckland and David Guzman and Patrick F. K. Yong and Sorena Kiani-Alikhan},
  journal={Journal of Clinical Immunology},
  year={2017},
  volume={37},
  pages={329-331}
}
To the Editor, In the majority of primary antibody deficiency (PAD) patients receiving IgG replacement therapy (IgGRT), the risk of serious infections is reduced; however, a significant proportion continue to have upper and lower respiratory tract infections [1]. It is thought that IgA and IgM are physiologically important for protecting the mucosal surfaces and therefore it has been suggested that IgA and/or IgM deficiencymay create a permissive mucosal environment for development of infective… CONTINUE READING
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