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Title: Hypogammaglobulinemia  
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Language: English
Subject: Intravenous immunoglobulin, Immunodeficiency, Hyper-IgM syndrome type 3, STAT3 GOF, X-linked severe combined immunodeficiency
Collection: Lymphocytic Immune System Disorders
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Classification and external resources
ICD-10 D80.0-D80.1
ICD-9-CM 279.00
DiseasesDB 6426
MedlinePlus 001307
eMedicine med/1120 ped/54
MeSH D000361

Hypogammaglobulinemia is a type of primary immune deficiency disease.[1]

Hypogammaglobulinemia is a characteristic of common variable immunodeficiency.[2]


  • Terminology 1
  • Types 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4


"Hypogammaglobulinemia" is largely synonymous with "agammaglobulinemia". When the latter term is used (as in "X-linked agammaglobulinemia") it implies that gamma globulins are not merely reduced, but completely absent. Modern assays have allowed most agammaglobulinemias to be more precisely defined as hypogammaglobulinemias,[3] but the distinction is not usually clinically relevant.

"Hypogammaglobulinemia" is distinguished from dysgammaglobulinemia, which is a reduction in some types of gamma globulins, but not others.[4]


Type OMIM Gene
AGM1 601495 IGHM
AGM2 613500 IGLL1
AGM3 613501 CD79A
AGM4 613502 BLNK
AGM5 613506 LRRC8A
AGM6 612692 CD79B


  1. ^ "hypogammaglobulinemia" at Dorland's Medical Dictionary
  2. ^ "common variable immunodeficiency" at Dorland's Medical Dictionary
  3. ^ "agammaglobulinemia" at Dorland's Medical Dictionary
  4. ^ "Dysgammaglobulinemia" at Dorland's Medical Dictionary

External links

  • Rose, M. E.; Lang, D. M. (2006). "Evaluating and managing hypogammaglobulinemia". Cleveland Clinic journal of medicine 73 (2): 133–7, 140, 143–4.  
  • Robert Y Li, et al.: "Hypogammaglobulinemia", Medscape. Accessed 2009-07-17.
  • Saul Greenberg: "Hypogammaglobulinemia ". Accessed 2009-07-17.

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