Think you might have this condition?

Use the Symptom Checker to check your symptoms

Add this to your profile
Banner for leaf pages 2

Hypergammaglobulinemia

Hypergammaglobulinemia is a medical condition with elevated levels of gamma globulin.

Source: Wikipedia

What are the symptoms?

Within all the people who go to their doctor with hypergammaglobulinemia, 41% report having fatigue, 8% report having hip stiffness or tightness, and 8% report having knee stiffness or tightness. The symptoms that are highly suggestive of hypergammaglobulinemia are hip stiffness or tightness and knee stiffness or tightness, although you may still have hypergammaglobulinemia without those symptoms.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with hypergammaglobulinemia often receive hematologic tests, complete blood count, complete physical skin exam performed (ml), glucose measurement, electrolytes panel, hemoglobin a1c measurement, other diagnostic procedures (interview; evaluation; consultation) and biopsy .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with hypergammaglobulinemia include omega-3 fatty acids, folic acid, vitamin b 12, epoetin alfa (procrit), allopurinol, rituximab, methotrexate, telmisartan (micardis), mexiletine, aspirin / butalbital / caffeine, megestrol (megace), letrozole (femara) and rizatriptan (maxalt) .

Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Folic Acid
$3
(28 days)
Vitamin B 12
$6
(28 days)
Epoetin Alfa (Procrit)
$804
(21 days)
Allopurinol
$4
(28 days)
Rituximab
$5743
(21 days)
Methotrexate
$14
(28 days)
Telmisartan (Micardis)
$80
(28 days)
Mexiletine
$34
(28 days)
Megestrol (Megace)
$106
(28 days)
Letrozole (Femara)
$394
(28 days)
Rizatriptan (Maxalt)
$262
(21 days)

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for hypergammaglobulinemia include age 75+ years age 60-74 years. On the other hand, age 1-4 years, age 15-29 years, and age < 1 years almost never get hypergammaglobulinemia.

Age

< 1 years
0.0x
1-4 years
0.0x
5-14 years
0.1x
15-29 years
0.0x
30-44 years
0.3x
45-59 years
1.1x
60-74 years
2.4x
75+ years
3.7x

Sex

Male
0.9x
Female
1.1x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
0.8x
Hispanic
0.4x
White
1.2x
Other
0.8x
Ajax-loader Loading...