Our immune system helps protect us from outside invaders including bacteria, germs, and viruses. In some patients, the immune system can become weak and no longer be able to fight. When this occurs, you may be experiencing an immune deficiency.
What is an Immune Deficiency?
Your immune system is a network of cells and proteins that are responsible for protecting you from pathogens. The parts of the immune system include the tonsils, spleen, lymph nodes, and bone marrow. These body parts work together to ensure that all areas of the body are protected. Most patients with an immune deficiency are deficient in specific types of cells. These are most often B cells, T cells, or both.
Immune deficiencies can be difficult to diagnose as there are hundreds of different disorders, each with specific symptoms. This is why it is important to visit an experienced ENT provider for diagnosis and treatment. At SFENTA, we offer immune deficiency testing to determine which immune disorder you have. This allows our providers to offer a more personalized treatment plan and select the proper medication.