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)

Severe Combined Immunodeficiency (SCID) The rare genetic disorder severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID)—popularized in the 1976 movie “The Boy in the Plastic Bubble”—is actually a group of several

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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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