What are the symptoms of immune deficiency?

Infections. Pt with immune deficiencies typically present with recurrent or unusual infections. The range of pidd varies from relatively minor to life threatening medical emergency. Check www.Primmaryimmune.Org for some really good information on pidd.
10 Signs of PI. Top 10 warning signs of a primary immunodeficiency (pi): http://www.Info4pi.Org/aboutpi/index.Cfm?Section=aboutpi&content=warningsigns "primary immunodeficiency causes children and adults to have infections that come back frequently or are unusually hard to cure. If you are affected by 2 or more of these signs (see link), talk to a physician about primary immunodeficiency.

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What are the common symptoms of immune deficiency (iga)?

Mostly none. Many people have IgA deficiency without consequences, presumably because igg, a different antibody, can do the work. Iga deficiency is associated with susceptibility to infections of mucosas, the symptoms are from respiratory infections such as sinusitis and pneumonias, from infectious diarrheas and sometimes from genital infections. Read more...

What are the symptoms of an immune deficiency?

Infections. Immunodeficiency presents with recurrent infections. When these infections occur, the type of infection, the bug responsible for the infection and the frequency of infection helps the clinician understand the type of immunodeficiency. Read more...

What is immune deficiency and what are the classic symptoms?

Severe infections. The immune system main role is to protect our body from infections, and also from tumors. When there is a deficiency, infections come often and are more severe. The symptoms are from the infections. If there is no infection, there are no symptoms. Some immune defciencies are of regulation, in those cases, parts of our body is harmed by our own immunity, this is called autoimmunity, as in lupus. Read more...

What sort of problem is acquired immune deficiency syndrome (a.I.D.S.)?

Decreased immunity. Aids stands for acquired immune deficiency syndrome. It is caused by HIV (human immunodeficiency virus), which can be contracted through exchange of bodily fluids such as semen, vaginal secretions, blood, and breast milk. Hiv/aids causes a progressive decline in the function of the immune system, which leave the body susceptible to life-threatening infections. Read more...
Low defenses. The immune system main role is to defend us against infections. Immunodeficient patients might get very sick with an infection that is usually mild, such as a cold virus, that in normal people resolves within a week. Hiv is a virus that attacks the immune system decreasing our ability to fight infections, when the damage is significant, it is called aids. Read more...

What percentage of the U.S. population has an immune deficiency disease of some kind?

>1 in 1200 household. A US nationwide survey of a sample of household, done by phone, estimated that 1 in 1200 household have a member with a primary immunodeficiency. The prevalence of HIV infection, the most common secondary immunodeficiency in the US is approx 4.5 per 1000 people. Read more...

How does one get immune deficiency?

Acquired, inherited. The immune system is the specialized part of our body that protects us against infections, identifying and eliminating microbes and germs that harm our body. It also helps to control tumors. A deficiency of this system can be inherited, caused by a defective gene, or most commonly acquired, caused by an infection such as HIV or measles, medications or a condition like diabetes or malnutrition. Read more...

How do you detect immune deficiency?

Various tests. Lab tests for igg/iga is one test that can detect an immune deficiency, but there are many immune deficiencies which exist, many of which cannot be detected with an igg/iga alone. See an immunologist for an immune evaluation if you have many frequent serious infections. Read more...