Prevention of Infections During Primary Immunodeficiency

Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Infectious Diseases Society of America. Below is the full Prevention of Infections During Primary Immunodeficiency article for download. Summary of the Article Because infectious diseases are a major source of morbidity and mortality in the majority of patients with primary immunodeficiencies (PIDs), the application…

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FAQs about the treatment of PIDs

Here we answer patients’ questions on aspects of the different treatments available for PIDs. Immunologlobulin therapy Q. I have been on 3-weekly immunoglobulin infusions for a long-time. Will this make my veins brittle? A. Veins can usually recover in the 3-week gap. If your veins do become brittle then your…

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Antibiotics and PIDs

Antibiotics are important medicines for managing and treating infections caused by bacteria.  This information is for primary immunodeficiency patients and their carers aims to help ensure antibiotics are used safely and effectively. What are antibiotics? Antibiotics are medicines used to treat infections caused by bacteria, one of the important families…

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