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SamMichael Long has thrived since being diagnosed with CVID in 2005 and is now pursuing a computer science degree and working with the Immune Deficiency Foundation Teen Council … full article (pdf)

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Mobility Management

While mobility issues are often associated with aging, these difficulties can also be the result of many types of chronic illness. Mobility impairment refers to the inability to use one or more of a person's extremities. It may also involve a lack of muscle strength to walk, grasp or lift objects. Obviously, the inability to move freely and the subsequent loss of independence can have both a physical and emotional impact. The good news is … full article (pdf)

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Reader: How Is an Immune System Problem Diagnosed in Someone with Low IgG Levels and Numerous Bouts of Pneumonia?

Leslie: For years, my IgG2, IgG3 and IgM levels have been below the normal range. I have many respiratory problems, including pneumonia, for which I was in the hospital again two weeks ago. I was taken off of methotrexate that I take for rheumatoid arthritis. Yet … full article (pdf)

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Patient Advocate

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Bob Geng, MD, MA
Assistant Professor, Division of Allergy & Immunology
University of California, San Diego

Erika Lawrence, PhD
Associate Professor Department of Psychology University of Iowa

Todd Levine, MD
Director, Department of Neurophysiology Good Samaritan Hospital, Phoenix
Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology University of Arizona

Fred Modell
Co-founder of the Jeffrey Modell Foundation

Marc Riedl, MD, MS
Associate Professor of Medicine Division of Rheumatology, Allergy & Immunology University of California, San Diego

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