Immunodeficiency Treatment In Houston, Texas
The immune system is made up of special organs and tissue. These include the bone marrow, tonsils, and lymph nodes. They are designed to help protect the body from harmful substances such as bacteria, virus, toxins and cancer cells.
But sometimes the immune system fails to prevent infection or illness. Problems with the immune system, called immunodeficiency, may affect any part of it. They may be inherited or acquired later in life.
The typical symptoms of immunodeficiency are recurrent infections like sinusitis and pneumonia. Ear, skin and gastrointestinal infections are also symptoms of immunodeficiency.
The most common type of problem with the immune system is when the body does not produce enough normally functioning antibodies. Antibodies are specialized proteins that destroy harmful things in the body.
Other kinds of immunodeficiency can happen, too. These causes include chemotherapy, infections or severe burns.
Special doctors called immunologists evaluate the body’s ability to fight infections. They then devise a plan for you to prevent exposure. They also treat some forms of immunodeficiency with therapies such as replacement immunoglobulin.
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