Signs of primary immunodeficiency in children and adults

Forewarned is forearmed. To prevent the devastating effects of the disease, it is often enough not even curative, but information prevention. Only by carefully considering our own health and well-being of our loved ones, we will be able to create around ourselves an atmosphere of healthy optimism and confidence.
Print out, study, take the information poster “12 warning signs of primary immunodeficiency” to the pediatrician of your child or your therapist when you next go to the doctor.
If there are two or more signs, the patient needs a consultation of a clinical immunologist – an allergist!

Troubling signs in children:

– Positive data on the hereditary history of PID.
– Eight or more festering otitis within a year.
– Two or more severe sinusitis within a year.
– Two or more pneumonia within a year.
– Antibacterial therapy, conducted more than 2 months, without effect.
– Complications of vaccination with weakened live vaccines (BCG, polio).
– Disorders of digestion during the infancy, with or without chronic diarrhea.
– Recurrent deep abscesses of the skin and soft tissues.
– Two or more generalized infections (meningitis, osteomyelitis, septic arthritis, empyema of the pleura, sepsis).
– Persistent candidiasis infection of the skin and mucous membranes in children older than 1 year of age.
– Chronic graft-versus-host reaction (for example: vague erythema in infants).
– Recurrent systemic infection caused by atypical mycobacteria (not just single cervical lymphadenitis).

Troubling signs in adults:

– Frequent purulent otitis (not less than 3-4 times during the year)
– Frequent sinusitis, taking place in severe form
– Severe course of broncho-pulmonary pathology with frequent relapses
– Repeated deep abscesses of the skin or internal organs
– The need for prolonged occasional intravenous antibiotic therapy to stop infection (up to 2 months and longer)
– Deep infections transmitted at least 2 times, such as meningitis, osteomyelitis, cellulitis, sepsis
– Atypical course of hematological disease
– Atypical course of autoimmune disease
– Recurrent systemic infections caused by atypical mycobacteria
– Recurrent opportunistic infections
– Repeated diarrhea
– The presence of relatives of primary immunodeficiencies, early deaths from severe infection
Or one of the above symptoms