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PID misdiagnosis can have serious consequences

Primary Immunodeficiency Disease (PID) occurs in about 1 in 500 US people and affects about 10 million people world wide. PID can lead to hearing loss, lung scarring or even death without diagnosis and treatment. Nevertheless the condition which represents about 100 genetic disorders that make a child more prone to recurring infections is frequently misdiagnosed. Treatment may range from medication to stem cell transplant. Signs of PID include numerous infections such as sinus infection, recurrent pneumonia, recurrent deeps skin or organ abscess, persistent thrush, ineffectiveness of antibiotics, requirement of IV antibiotics, failure of infant to thrive and family history of PID.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by Ivanhoe Broadcast News

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About: PID misdiagnosis can have serious consequences

Date: 7 February 2005

Source: Ivanhoe Broadcast News

URL: http://www.news8austin.com/content/headlines/?ArID=130841&SecID=2

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