Home

Physicians:


Cathy Green, M.D.
Catherine Fuller, M.D.
Staff


Conditions:


Atopic Dermatitis
Bronchial Asthma
Food Allergies
Hives & Swelling
Insect Stings
Immunodeficiency
Nasal & Sinus
Pet Allergies


Control Measures:


Dust Mites
Mold


Diagnosis/Treatment:


Skin Testing
Allergy Shots


Contact Us:


WEST LOS ANGELES OFFICE
Cathy Weiss Green, M.D.
Catherine Fuller, M.D.

11645 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1150
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Phone: (310) 909-1910
Fax: (310) 909-1911



Insurance Information
Hours & Directions




Immunodeficiency Conditions:

Immunodeficiency conditions present with recurrent infections. The severity and the frequency of these infections generally reflects the severity of the underlying immunodeficiency condition.

Most immunodeficiencies are mild; however; there are immunodeficiency conditions that are severe and present with severe infections such as recurrent pneumonia and meningitis. The most common immunodeficiency condition is IgA deficiency. Recurrent respiratory infections are associated with this deficiency. Blood tests which assess immunoglobulin levels, specific antibody levels, specific lymphocyte counts and other immune function will diagnose immunodeficiency conditions. Blood tests can also determine which part of the immune system is affected. In additon, an evaluation for the presence allergy is typically useful since allergic conditions are often associated with recurrent less severe infections. Allergy is most commonly diagnosed by allergy skin testing and ImmunoCAP IgE blood testing when indicated.

Once an immunodeficiency condition is diagnosed, treatment will help to boost the deficient portion of the immune system to better fight infection. The most common therapies include vaccination with Pneumovax and Intravenous Immunoglobulin; however others are available.








More about Food Allergen Labeling
U.S. Food and Drug Administration









Copyright 2008 Comprehensive Allergy and Asthma Associates