Immunological Disorders

What Are Immunological Disorders/Immunodeficiencies?

The immune system helps defend and protect the body from “invaders” such as viruses, fungi, and bacteria.

If you suffer from allergies, your body’s immune system may overreact to certain allergens, such as food and pollens which may be innocuous for most people.   However, if you have an immunodeficiency disorder, your body’s immune system is compromised and has difficulty fighting infections. Primary immunodeficiencies are rare.  

Signs & Symptoms of Immunological Disorders

  • Recurrent, unusual, or difficult to treat infections

  • Poor growth or loss of weight

  • Recurrent infections, especially skin, pneumonia, ear infections, or sinusitis

  • Multiple courses of antibiotics or IV antibiotics necessary to clear infections

  • Recurrent deep abscesses of the organs or skin

  • A family history of immunodeficiency

  • Swollen lymph glands or an enlarged spleen

How We Can Help

Treatment of Immunological Disorders

As trained allergists-immunologists, we will closely review your history and exam thoroughly. Then we determine whether further diagnostic testing and procedures are needed. Depending on your results, we can help choose appropriate therapies and other measures to help lessen the risk of infections.