Immunology Program | Conditions and Treatments

Autoimmune Diseases

If it weren’t for the immune system—the human body’s natural defense against outside invaders—we would be sick all the time. This complex network of cells, organs and molecules fights off things like...

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Flu (Influenza) and H1N1

Overview Influenza, commonly know as the flu, is a highly contagious viral infection of the upper respiratory system, which includes the nose, bronchial tubes, and lungs. Because the H1N1 strain of...

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Severe Combined Immunodeficiency (SCID)

What is severe combined immunodeficiency? Severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID) is very rare, genetic disorder, affecting between 50 and 100 children born in the U.S. every year. SCID is often...

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Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome

Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome (WAS) is a very rare, serious and potentially life-threatening disorder that almost always affects boys. It causes a child to have a poorly functioning immune system – the...

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X-Linked Agammaglobulinemia

X-Linked agammaglobulinemia is an inherited disorder, occurring mainly in boys, in which your child is unable to produce antibodies (the body's primary defense against bacteria and viruses). Also...

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