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How to help someone with an immune deficiency?

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Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: It's complicated

The best way for you (as a friend) to help someone with an immune deficiency is to help them find an immunologist who treats these disorders.
What we do for the patients is to manage their infections as quickly as possible, try to identify which immune abnormality they have, and sometimes treat them with antibody replacement (ivig), gene therapy or bone marrow transplant.

In brief: It's complicated

The best way for you (as a friend) to help someone with an immune deficiency is to help them find an immunologist who treats these disorders.
What we do for the patients is to manage their infections as quickly as possible, try to identify which immune abnormality they have, and sometimes treat them with antibody replacement (ivig), gene therapy or bone marrow transplant.
Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
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