Immune Deficiency Disease Treatment Taunton MA

Immunodeficiency Disease

The World Health Organization recognizes more than 300 primary immunodeficiency diseases (PIDDs) PIDDs causes children and adults to have infections that come back frequently or are unusually hard to cure

While these diseases are rare and not contagious, PIDDs make patients vulnerable to recurring, intractable, or life-threatening infections.

However, an immunologist can diagnose the disorder and create a treatment plan that focuses on optimizing safety and quality of life.

10 Warning Signs Of Primary Immunodeficiency (From the Jeffery Modell Foundation) 

1. Four or more new ear infections within 1 year.

2. Two or more serious sinus infections within 1 year.

3. Two or more months on antibiotics with little effect.

4. Two or more pneumonias within 1 year.

5. Failure of an infant to gain weight or grow normally.

6. Recurrent, deep skin or organ abscesses.

7. Persistent thrush in mouth or fungal infection on skin.

8. Need for intravenous antibiotics to clear infections.

9. Two or more deep-seated infections including septicemia.

10. A family history of primary immunodeficiency