What is medical problem IG deficiency mean?

Husband had surgery to remove lymph glands in groin area. Turned out to be MRSA and got reinfected, in hospital for that. While there to receive treatment for this, other dr found IG defiency.

what is this?

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    Ig is an abbreviation for immunoglobulin a term sometimes used for the blood plasma protein called gamma globulins. They play a crucial role in immunity. There are five classes of immunoglobulins each designated by a different letter: IgG, IgM, IgA, IgD, and IgE. Each has a different size, function and location in the body. IgG is the most common and is found in blood, lymph, intestines and tissue fluid. They neutralize many toxins.

    Source(s): Human Biology, Concepts and Current Issues, 4th edition- Michael D. Johnson
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