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Should i see an immunologist if i am frequently sick with pnuemonia, upper respiratory, bronchitis, and ear infections? how do they assess you?

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Dr. William Walsh
Addiction Medicine 18 years experience
Pulmonary or immun: Seeing a pulmonologist first would be reasonable, as those illness would usually be treated by a pulmonologist... An immunologist would be brought in if you were found to be deficient in one or more immune responses by your pulmonologist .... Pulmonary function tests, a chest x-ray, exam, history, and labs would be done at your first visit, and a bronchoscopy might follow.
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Dr. Kelly Kane
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Possibly: Your pcp may be able to run some initial labs. Depending on the frequency of these infections an immunodeficiency may be present.
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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 37 years experience
Immune/Ciliary Dis.: Your symptoms and pattern of infections indicate that an immunodeficiency is a distinct possibility and a workup is warranted. A pulmonologist can help guide the work up. In addition, ciliary problems can cause these symptoms as well. A biopsy can be performed to obtain cilia which beat to remove debris from the airway to check for any problems. Prmg fax 8582599689 can review your records as well.
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Last updated Jan 5, 2019

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