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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 does a person get a immune deficiency?

Multiple ways. There are inherited immune deficiencies that manifest at birth or later. There can be acquired immune deficiency such as from an infectious agent as in aids, drugs can cause a temporary immunodeficiency such as used in chemotherapy for cancer or immuno-supressive drugs used for lupus or rheumatoid arthritis. Malnutrition can impair your immune response. Smoking kills some defenses to infection. Read more...

Why does my 4yo get literally one cold right after another? Does she have an immune deficiency? Going on a month and a half. Gets better for two days

Hard to say. Studies show the average kid experiences 5-7 respiratory and 2-3 diarrheal diseases / yr up to the age of 5. Some are less intense than others. They tend to cluster around the winter and spring.Significant immune deficiency leads to major bone and system infections by age 6 mo. Minor IgA deficiency can be hard to detect, but is not treated. Read more...

Acquired immune deficiency syndrome a.K.A. Aids. What percent with HIV get it?

Almost everyone. Almost everyone with HIV infection will eventually develop aids if they're not treated. The few exceptions are a small number of "long-term non-progressors" who are able to maintain normal t-cell counts and low viral loads without antiretroviral therapy. However, there's no longer any reason that someone with HIV infection should ever have to develop aids. Early treatment prevent aids and death. Read more...

I have selective immune deficiency and get beriglobin injections. Can a doctor that specialise in this please get into contact with me?

Not an issue. You should contact a regional hospital which can provide you the infusion. This is done quite commonly in the us where we have nurses who would come to your home for the infusion if you choose not to go to the hospital. I think the home infusion approach is safer since you are more at risk to get an infection at a hospital. 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...

What is defined as an immune deficiency?

Poor defenses. 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, or a condition like diabetes or malnutrition. Read more...

What are the symptoms of immune deficiency?

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. Read more...
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. Read more...