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Milk Intolerance – Bovine Beta Casein Enteropathy: definition

An autoimmune enteropathy characterized by presence of serum IgA antibodies to bovine beta casein (a cow’s milk protein) found by blood testing and damage to mucosa of the jejunum found by small intestinal biopsy via endoscopy procedure. Click for full description.

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IgA Nephropathy: definition

A primary renal disease in which circulating IgA antigliadin antibodies (IgA-AGA) are often found and is characterized by recurrent hematuria (blood in urine), mild proteinuria (protein in urine), and changes to the kidney’s filtering apparatus (glomeruli). Click for full description.

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IgA Deficiency (IgAD): definition

An inherited immune deficiency disorder characterized by the marked absence of IgA (immunoglobulin A) type antibodies in blood in the presence of normal blood levels of IgG (immunoglobulin G) and IgM (immunoglobulin M) type antibodies. Lack of IgA antibodies increases ...

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Hypothyroidism – Autoimmune Thyroiditis – Hashimoto’s Disease: definition

A thyroid disease characterized by insufficient thyroid hormone circulating in the body due to autoimmune destruction of thyroid tissue.

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