Specialties

Immunodeficiency

What is Immunodeficiency?

The immune system protects the body from antigens which include bacteria, toxins, cancer cells, viruses, and foreign blood or tissues. However, sometimes the immune system is weakened and is unable to protect the body effectively. This is referred to as Immunodeficiency.

Treatments

Immunoglobulin therapies– (IG therapy) the injection of antibodies which have been extracted from the plasma of donors to ensure that a broad array of antibodies are given to the patient. This treatment can be taken along with immunosuppressants or other medications.

Intravenous Immune Globulin (IVIg) Therapies

Subcutaneous Immune Globulin (SCIg) Therapies

Gamma Interferon therapy–  a synthetic substance administered by injection.  Gamma Interferon therapy is used to treat a form of primary immunodeficiency called granulomatous disease.

Growth Factor therapy– is used when the form of immunodeficiency a patient has is directly caused by a lack of white blood cells. Growth factor therapy helps to increase the amount of immune-strengthening white blood cells.