The goal of the immune system is to protect the body from germs and threats to the body’s wellbeing. If the immune system is weak and unable to fight off these threats, you may be experiencing an immune deficiency.
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.