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Immunodeficiency Return to Conditions Treated

  • Warning signs of immunodeficiency include:
  1. Eight or more new ear infections in a year.
  2. Two or more serious sinus infections in a year.
  3. Two or more months on antibiotics with little effect.
  4. Two or more cases of pneumonia within a year.
  5. Failure of infant to gain weight or grow normally.
  6. Recurrent, deep skin or organ abscesses.
  7. Persistent thrush in the mouth or elsewhere on the skin after age one.
  8. Need for IV antibiotics to clear infections.
  9. Two or more deep-seated infections.
  10. A family history of primary immunodeficiency.
  • Most common immunodeficiency is IgA deficiency which occurs in 1 out of 500 people.
  • Although most primary immunodeficiency is present from birth, combined variable immunodeficiency can occur later in life causing recurrent infections in the adult population.
  • Allergists customize treatment after using specialized laboratory testing to diagnose immunodeficiency.

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