Is It Time to Homeschool Your Chronically Ill Child?

It’s rare to turn on the TV these days without hearing about pandemic bird flu or a brand-new virus sickening the nation in “unprecedented” proportions... more

Product Guide

Understanding Allergies and How to Treat Them

Allergy symptoms can make life miserable for anyone, but for the primary immune deficiency (PI) patient, these bothersome symptoms can be especially hard to deal with.... more

Ask the Experts

Reader: I have common variable immune deficiency (CVID) and IgG subclass deficiency, and I have failed on immune globulin (IG) treatment due to severe allergic and anaphylactic reactions that required multiple hospitalizations. I have tried all available brands and was heavily pre- and post-medicated with intravenous steroids, Benadryl, etc. Is there anything I can do to tolerate IG?

Leslie: There are three things that come to mind for me when reviewing your question. First, has anyone tested you for IgA deficiency and/or IgA antibodies? If so, have you tried the low IgA product made by Baxter (Gammagard SD LIGA)? If you have tried Gammagard SD LIGA and did not tolerate it, then there are two other possible options... more

Meet the Staff

Cheryl Brooks
Assistant Editor

Abbie Cornett
Patient Advocate

Advisory Board

Nancy Creadon, RN
Vice President, Business Development

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

Patient Advocate

Ask the Experts – Get answers from experts about issues related to immune-mediated diseases?

Advocacy Groups – Living with a chronic illness? Reach out, seek help and find a community.

Take Action – Everyone can advocate for healthcare treatment and reimbursement issues.

Share Your Story – Help others by sharing your experience with chronic illness!

Reader’s Online Forum – Have your questions answered immediately from experts, through this live interactive forum

Disease States