X-Linked Agammaglobulinemia in Children

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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 known as Bruton's agammaglobulinemia or congenital agammaglobulinemia
  • This immunodeficiency disease makes it difficult for your child to fight off bacterial infections and certain viral infections
  • Approximately one in 10,000 children are born with this disease
  • Early diagnosis and treatment may allow your child to live a relatively normal, active life

How Children's approaches X-linked agammaglobulinemia:

Children's is widely recognized as one of the world leaders in immunology treatment and research; your child's treatment will likely include antibody replacement.

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