Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Ten signs that you have a primary immunodeficiency

Here are the ten signs most doctors look for when they suspect a primary immunodeficiency.

1.         Eight or more new ear infections within one year
2.         Two or more serious sinus infections within one year
3.         Two or more months on antibiotics with little effect
4.         Two or more pneumonias within one year
5.         Failure of an infant to gain weight or grow normally
6.         Recurrent, deep skin or organ abscesses
7.         Persistent thrush in mouth or elsewhere on skin, after age 1
8.         Need for intravenous antibiotics to clear infections
9.         Two or more deep-seated infections
10.       A family history of Primary Immunodeficiency

Fiona had none of these.

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