Primary Immunodeficiency (PIDD). Of course it is normal that individuals develop illnesses once in a while, so how do you know if you or a loved one should be seen for primary immunodeficiency? If you have two or more of the following warning signs of PIDD contact your local immunologist:
- Two or more new ear infections in one year
- If an individual who does not have allergies develops two or more sinus infections in one year
- One diagnosis of pneumonia per year for at least one year
- Chronic diarrhea with weight loss
- Recurrent viral infections including, but not limited to colds, herpes, and warts
- Recurrent need for IV antibiotics to relieve illnesses
- Persistent thrush or fungal infections
- Recurrent, deep skin or organ abscesses
- Infection with normally harmless tuberculosis-like bacteria
- A family history of Primary Immunodeficiency
If you have questions concerning Primary Immunodeficiency please contact Rocky Mountain Allergy at 801-775-9800 and rockymountainallergy.com. You can also visit Jeffrey Modell Centers Network at info4pi.org.
10 warning signs of Primary Immunodeficiency provided by Jeffrey Modell Centers Network, info4pi.org.