A Week to Raise Awareness About PI
During the week of April 22-29, we will celebrate the 9th annual World PI Week. World PI Week was started in 2010 by the International Patient Organisation for Primary Immunodeficiencies (IPOPI) to help raise awareness about PIs by educating health policymakers, schools, families and the general public about PI as part of an effort to help achieve earlier diagnoses and get patients on the right treatment.
Let's Talk: Autumn Bousquette
As a busy college student and foster mom, Autumn Bousquette was accomplished at juggling activities. But her life took a sharp detour when an unexpected health crisis led to a diagnosis of common variable immune deficiency (CVID). Autumn knew she could either wallow in self-pity or totally throw herself into living a full life again. After seeking out other CVID patients online, Autumn not only discovered a new community of friends, she also met the man who would become her husband and soul mate...
Living in an AI World
FOR MANY, the words artificial intelligence (AI) may conjure up images of a rogue world-eviscerating robot or HAL, the murderous computer from "2001: A Space Odyssey." But, the reality is much less sinister. AI isn't just about asking Google to turn on the lights; it has turned the medical world upside down — in a good way...
Ask the Experts
Reader: If my IgG level is low, do I need IG replacement therapy? I am a 25-year-old female. My doctor performed a blood test, and my IgG level was 527. Does this mean I need to start immune globulin (IG) replacement therapy?
Michelle: A low IgG level is just the first step in determining your need to start IG replacement therapy. A number of other things also should be looked at, including frequency and severity of infections and the results of additional lab tests, which can include your specific antibody responses to the tetanus and diphtheria vaccines. Another vital test reveals...
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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