Primary Immunodeficiency

Primary Immunodeficiency

What is Primary Immunodeficiency (PID)?

How do I know that I might have immunodeficiency?

  • 10 Warning Signs of Immunodeficiency
  • Do you have problems with recurrent infection of the ears (otitis), sinuses (sinusitis) or lungs (pneumonia)?
  • Do you receive antibiotics several times per year for recurrent infections?
  • Do you have continued symptoms even though you are taking antibiotics?

How is immunodeficiency diagnosed?

  • We will take your medical history and perform a physical exam.
  • You may have blood or other specialized testing performed.

What can be done about immunodeficiency?

  • Using the medical history, physical exam and blood testing results, we will develop a plan to help prevent and treat infections.
  • This may include medications or intravenous immunoglobulin infusions.

Links to The Immune Deficiency Foundation (IDF) Educational Materials:

Links to websites for more information on Primary Immunodeficiency:

If you use gamma products you are eligible to register for assurance programs.

Hizentra, Privigen and Carimune NF: www.CSLBehringAssurance.com

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Gammagard: www.myGARDian.com