Transient Hypogammaglobulinemia of Infancy is a medical condition, in which an infant progresses low antibody levels starting at about three to six months of age. This disorder is most likely to occur in a premature infant since he or she receives fewer maternal antibodies at the gestation period. Transient Hypogammaglobulinemia is not hereditary and affects girls and boys equally.
It usually lasts six to eighteen months. Since most infants produce some antibodies and do not have infection problems, they require no treatment. However, some infants with this disorder, especially those born prematurely, develop infections often.
Treatment of Transient Hypogammaglobulinemia in infants, consists of helping and preventing infection with immune globuline and is generally given for approx. three to six months.
Antibiotics are prescribed if required.