I HAD BLOOD WORK DONE IgG (Subclasses(1-4) Immunoglobulin G,qn.Serum. sublclass 1 was 812, subclass 1 was low it should be at least 422, subclass 2, was normal, subclass 3 should of been 41 it was low it was 17, subclass 4 was normal. could the low ones be that i might have hiv?
Hi.Welcome to just answer.
Thanks for asking the question.
The decreased levels of subclasses of immunoglobulins are associated with several primary and secondary immunodeficiency syndromes
the levels of these immunoglobulins can be decreased in the stage 3 and 4 of HIV but is associated with increased levels of type 3 and 1 immunoglobulins
what does the low ones mean? stage 3 and 4 of hiv would have to be increases. does low counts of subclass i of 362 and 3 mean i might have it.
It is less likely as i have told you that in HIV infection there is usually a decreased level of type 2 and 4 and increased levels of 1 and 3.So it is not related to hiv probably.Other primary immunodeficiencies might also needed to be ruled out.so you need to see a hematologist for this.
thank you for the information. much appreciate it.
Wish you health and good luck
Internal Medicine Specialist. MBBS,MD