Let's Talk: Profile: Emily and Amanda Gale
Twin sisters Emily and Amanda Gale were both diagnosed with primary immunodeficiency disease (PI) at age 15. But their diagnoses have not stopped these busy college seniors from pursuing the activities they love, including pole vaulting, deep-sea fishing and running two successful businesses. These inspirational young adults refuse to let chronic illness define who they are or...
Vitamins and Supplements to Support the Immune System
“Have you tried vitamin supplements?” It’s a common and universally annoying suggestion made to primary immunodeficiency (PI) patients by any number of well-meaning friends and family members. While the advice is overly simplistic and certainly not a “cure,” the fact is...
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Reader: Does IVIG affect the metabolism of medications?
Dr. Riedl: There are no known effects of IVIG on the metabolism of small molecule drugs, which are the vast majority of medications used routinely for medical conditions. IVIG does reduce the efficacy of some vaccines due to binding of the antigens that stimulate the protective effect of immunizations. Theoretically,...
Meet the Staff
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
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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