Transient hypogammaglobulinemia of infancy

Summary of Transient hypogammaglobulinemia of infancy
Transient hypogammaglobulinemia of infancy is a form of hypogammaglobulinemia appearing after birth, leading to a reduction in the level of IgG, and also sometimes IgA and IgM. Maternally derived IgG is catabolized after birth, and the normal infant typically has its lowest serum levels of antibodies between 3-6 months of age. The infant should slowly increase his/her antibody production as the immune system matures, but if the IgG levels are two standard deviations below the age-adjusted average at six months, then the child is diagnosed with this condition.

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In transient hypogammaglobulinemia of infancy, lymph nodes and tonsils are (atrophic/normal) , distinguishing it from other congenital B-cell deficiency disorders.