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Immunodeficiency

By | 2014-12-16T17:23:19+00:00 October 20th, 2014|Immunodeficiency, Recurrent Infections|

What is immunodeficiency? One of the main functions of the immune system is to protect and defend the body. Immune deficiencies are a set of disorders where certain portions of the immune system are low or are not working properly. An analogy is to think of the immune system like a basketball team. Are all [...]

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Primary Immunodeficiency Treatment

By | 2017-05-31T15:14:02+00:00 November 25th, 2013|Immunodeficiency, Recurrent Infections|

Primary Immunodeficiency (PIDD) is a hereditary disease that occurs when the immune system does not function to its full potential or is completely absent as discussed in previous blogs posted this month. The treatment for PIDD can be overwhelming for an individual who has been diagnosed by an immunologist via blood work. The blood work [...]

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Frequent Infections May Be a Sign of Immunodeficiency

By | 2017-05-31T15:14:06+00:00 November 18th, 2013|Immunodeficiency, Recurrent Infections|

Children who get frequent infections, such as ear infections, sinusitis or pneumonia, may have a more severe condition called immunodeficiency, according to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI). Patients who have immunodeficiency have infections that usually do not go away without using antibiotics and often recur within one or two weeks after [...]

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Primary Immunodeficiency Explained

By | 2017-05-31T15:14:06+00:00 November 11th, 2013|Immunodeficiency|

Nearly everyone has suffered from colds, the flu, or sinus and ear infections. Just as many have been affected by cuts, scrapes and abrasions that become infected. Even in the case of more severe infections—such as pneumonia—we expect the cough and congestion to ‘run its course’, aided by prescription antibiotics, over-the-counter symptom remedies, and our [...]

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Primary Immunodeficiency

By | 2017-05-31T15:14:06+00:00 November 4th, 2013|Immunodeficiency|

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: [fancy_numbers variation="yellow"] Two or more [...]

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Hereditary Angioedema

By | 2017-05-31T15:14:07+00:00 October 18th, 2013|Immunodeficiency, Swelling|

Hereditary Angioedema (HAE) is an uncommon genetic disorder caused by an insufficient amount or lack of C1 inhibitor, a protein found in the blood. C1 inhibitor is one of nine complement proteins found in the blood that works with your immune system that helps control inflammation.  Hereditary Angioedema’s name indicates that the disease is passed [...]

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Find the Reason for Frequent Infections

By | 2017-05-31T15:14:09+00:00 March 14th, 2013|Immunodeficiency|

People who get frequent infections, such as ear infections, sinusitis or pneumonia, may have a more severe condition called immunodeficiency.  It is more common than what people think, however, many physicians do not even consider the diagnosis. Patients who have immunodeficiency have infections that usually do not go away without using antibiotics and often recur [...]

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