Primary immune deficiency (PID)

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This page explains the diagnosis and treatment of primary immune deficiency (PID), a genetic condition that weakens the immune system.

Key points

  • Primary Immune Deficiency (PID) is a name given to hereditary (genetic) conditions that weaken the immune system.
  • Children with PID are more likely to get infections and may have a hard time fighting off infections.
  • PID is treated with antibiotics, IVIG infusions, and in severe cases, a bone marrow transplant.
  • Talk to your child's immunology doctor before your child has any vaccinations.
Last updated: December 29th 2009