when I was in er for angioedema of my lip i dont remember what the dr said about my igg level. If they are elevated does that mean that the angioedema is being caused by something being entered into my body or not? Can you explain the basis for IGG?
The immunoglobulin or antibody titers are assessed in the blood and compare to normal levels. Raised levels usually indicate an infection or an allergic reaction. IgA is usually secreted by mucous membranes, particularly those lining the respiratory passages and gastrointestinal tract, as well as in saliva and tears. IgG the most abundant type of antibody, is found in all body fluids and protects against bacterial and viral infections. Allergic reactions are mediated by IgE antibodies, which are released on exposure to a particular allergen. So, raised levels of IgE indicate an allergic reaction.
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