When the immune system is weak, infections and health conditions can occur more easily. The signs of an immune deficiency are varied, but can often include frequent infections, inflammation, digestive issues, and autoimmune disorders. If you feel that you may have an immune deficiency, Texas ENT Specialists can help.

Immune Deficiency Treatment Options 

The primary goal of immune deficiency therapy is the prevention and treatment of the infections it can cause. Treatment for these infections often includes antibiotics, some of which may be required long-term. Our providers will also help you manage the symptoms associated with infections such as congestion, pain, and fever. 

What Is Immune Deficiency?

The immune system is a network of cells and proteins that help protect our bodies from infections. It includes the spleen, tonsils, bone marrow, and lymph nodes. These all work together to help fight off viruses, infections, and parasites.

There are over 300 types of immune deficiency disorders, each with its own unique symptoms and causes. Immune deficiencies are often grouped by the type of deficiency, with six primary groups.

Many patients with immune deficiencies are deficient in B cells, T cells, or a combination of the two. These make up three of the primary groups. The others include defective phagocytes, complement deficiencies, and “unknown”. During your care with us at Texas ENT Specialists, our providers will administer testing to help determine the specific type of immune deficiency you have. This will help your specialist select the proper medication and recommend the ideal treatment options for you.

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Symptoms of Immune Deficiency

The symptoms for each patient with an immune deficiency may be different based on the type of deficiency they have. Some of the primary symptoms of immune deficiency include:

  • Digestive issues 
  • Recurrent cases of pneumonia, bronchitis
  • Frequent sinus infections, ear infections, meningitis, or skin
  • infections
  • Inflammation or infection of specific organs 
  • Blood disorders
  • Growth or developmental delays
  • Autoimmune disorders

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About Texas ENT Specialists 

Texas ENT Specialists is a premier ENT provider with locations across Houston. With 15 office locations and a network of highly trained providers, we’re able to address all of your ENT concerns. We offer patients:

Personalized Treatment

Care that is customized to meet your specific needs, and address the symptoms that are impacting your life.

Top-Rated Physician Network

Each of our offices is staffed with board-certified and fellowship-trained providers, who make up our extensive network of physicians.

Centers of Excellence

We strive to deliver a smooth patient experience from the moment you contact us to the moment you leave.

Continuity of Care

Our providers take the time to help you find real relief from your condition.

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Who Is Affected by Immune Deficiency?

Many cases of immune deficiency are inherited from one or both or parents. Those with a family history of immune deficiency are at higher risk for the condition. Age can also weaken your immune system over time. 

Immune Deficiency FAQ's

Are immune deficiencies curable?

While they are not curable, immune deficiencies can be treated to help make your symptoms more manageable.

One of my parents has an immune deficiency; does this mean I will have one as well?

Those who have a close family member with an immune deficiency are at higher risk for developing one, but it’s not a guarantee.

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