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Let's Talk: Brandon Dillon
Brandon was in his mid-20s when his first symptoms of common variable immunodeficiency (CVID) began, but it was almost a decade later whenhe was finally diagnosed. Since then, this active and inspirational athlete has continued to beat the odds by training and participating in numerous athletic events (he completed his first full marathon just six months postdiagnosis). Brandon first shared his story in IG Living in 2014. We recently caught up with him to see how he's continuing to inspire and motivate others...
When Apprehension Interferes with Infusions
The tears. The jitters. The nausea. For individuals with an aversion to needles, these reactions can interfere with necessary medical procedures. This can be especially true for adults and children in the immune globulin (IG) community whose medical conditions require frequent infusions...
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Reader: What can be done to reduce the number of sticks when inserting an IV into a vein?
Abbie: I am a primary immunodeficiency (PI) patient who has been treated every two weeks with intravenous immune globulin (IVIG) for the past 22 months, and it takes three to six sticks for my nurses to get an IV into a viable vein. Even though I drink a lot of water...
Meet the Staff
Bob Geng, MD, MA
Assistant Professor, Division of Allergy & Immunology
University of California, San Diego
Terry O. Harville,
Medical Director Special Immunology Laboratory University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
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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