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What are signs of primary immunodeficiency disease (PIDD) in children?

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Signs that your child may have a PIDD include:

  • Has four or more infections a year in the ears, lungs, skin, eyes, mouth, or private parts
  • Needs to get antibiotics through an IV for infections
  • Gets more than one severe, fast-moving illness, like septicemia, a bacterial infection of the blood
  • Has thrush (a fungal infection in the mouth) that doesn't go away
  • Antibiotics don't work well
  • Gets pneumonia more than once a year

From: Primary Immunodeficiency WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on September 11, 2018

Medically Reviewed on 09/11/2018

SOURCES:

American Academy of Asthma, Allergy and Immunology: "Primary Immunodeficiency Disease."

Boston Children's Hospital: "Primary Immunodeficiency."

CDC: "Newborn Screening: Severe Combined Immunodeficiency," "Severe Combined Immunodeficiency."

Children's Hospital of Wisconsin: "Bone Marrow Transplantation."

Immune Deficiency Foundation: "Patient & Family Handbook."

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases: "Primary Immunodeficiency Diseases."

Rare Diseases Clinical Research Network: "Learn More About Primary Immune Deficiency."

Cambridge University Hospitals: "Antibiotics for adults with primary immunodeficiency."

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on September 11, 2018

SOURCES:

American Academy of Asthma, Allergy and Immunology: "Primary Immunodeficiency Disease."

Boston Children's Hospital: "Primary Immunodeficiency."

CDC: "Newborn Screening: Severe Combined Immunodeficiency," "Severe Combined Immunodeficiency."

Children's Hospital of Wisconsin: "Bone Marrow Transplantation."

Immune Deficiency Foundation: "Patient & Family Handbook."

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases: "Primary Immunodeficiency Diseases."

Rare Diseases Clinical Research Network: "Learn More About Primary Immune Deficiency."

Cambridge University Hospitals: "Antibiotics for adults with primary immunodeficiency."

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on September 11, 2018

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