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Serum immunoglobulin-A (IgA) concentrations in a general adult population: association with demographics and prevalence of selective IgA deficiency

  • Mar Dieguez-Alvarez , Iago Carballo EMAIL logo , Manuela Alonso-Sampedro , Bernardo Sopeña , Francisco Gude and Arturo Gonzalez-Quintela

*Corresponding author: Iago Carballo, MD, PhD, Department of Internal Medicine, Hospital Clínico Universitario de Santiago and Health Research Institute of Santiago de Compostela (IDIS), A Choupana s/n, 15706 Santiago de Compostela (A Coruña), Spain, Phone: (+34) 981951774

  1. Author contributions: All the authors have accepted responsibility for the entire content of this submitted manuscript and approved submission.

  2. Research funding: The study was supported by grants (PI16/01404 and PI16/01395), the Spanish Network for Addictive Disorders (Red de Trastornos Adictivos, RD16/0017/0018), the Spanish Network for Preventive Activity & Health Promotion Research in Primary Care (Red de Actividades Preventivas y de Promocion de Salud en Atención Primaria, RD16/0007/0006), and a personal grant (awarded to IC, Rio-Hortega Grant CM17/00113, Funder Id: from the Carlos III Institute of Health (Instituto de Salud Carlos III [ISCIII], Spanish Ministry of Health), in all cases with cofunding from FEDER (Fondo Europeo de Desarrollo Regional) funds. Genotyping was carried out at CEGEN-PRB3-ISCIII, supported by grant PT17/0019, of the PE I+D+i 2013-2016, funded by ISCIII and FEDER. A personal grant (Funder Id:, SIA-998142) was also awarded to MD by the Spanish Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities.

  3. Employment or leadership: None declared.

  4. Honorarium: None declared.

  5. Competing interests: The funding organization (s) played no role in the study design; in the collection, analysis, and interpretation of data; in the writing of the report; or in the decision to submit the report for publication.


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Received: 2019-09-11
Accepted: 2019-10-10
Published Online: 2019-11-05
Published in Print: 2020-03-26

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