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Let's Talk: Keegan and Laura Concannon

AT 13, Keegan Concannon is more than a teenager actively beating the odds while living with chronic illness. Although diagnosed with common variable immune deficiency (CVID) as a toddler, this incredibly resilient young man has not only fought alongside his parents to obtain VGo robotic technology in his Hudson, Mass., school district, he's also defied his physical setbacks and become a part of a local football team…
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Sinus Infections:
Put an End to the Suffering

It may begin with tenderness, a dull headache and postnasal drip. Your eyelids may swell, and you may experience a sore throat and increasing fatigue. As anyone living with primary immunodeficiency (PI) can attest, these common recurring symptoms often mean only one thing: yet another sinus infection… full article (pdf)

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Reader: For Someone with Reduced Kidney Function, Can a Two-Day IVIG Prescription Given Over Only One Day Cause Health Problems?

Abbie: According to one of our experts, the greatest risk would be an immediate side effect of a headache. Normally, large doses of IVIG are split over several days for someone with renal impairment. You should definitely watch your father for any signs of kidney problems such as a decrease in frequency or … full article (pdf)

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Abbie Cornett
Patient Advocate

Advisory Board

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

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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