Episode 13: Children with Recurrent Infections: What's Normal and When to Worry
This is a recorded episode for the AAAAI podcast series, Conversations from the World of Allergy. The host (David Stukus) will interview Vivian Hernandez-Trujillo, MD FAAAAI regarding primary immunodeficiency and immune mechanisms. The conversation provides an overview of immune deficiency in children and focuses on elements of a patient’s clinical history, comorbid conditions, and other factors that can contribute to recurrent infections. Dr. Hernandez-Trujillo also discusses the many evaluative tests available and explains the proper use of diagnostic testing.
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Related Resources for Professionals
Practice parameter for the diagnosis and management of primary immunodeficiency
Primary Immunodeficiency Disease-Performance Improvement Module (PIDD-PIM)
Immunodeficiency Sessions in the 2019 AAAAI Virtual Annual Meeting
Immunodeficiency Sessions in the 2018 AAAAI Virtual Annual Meeting
Primary Immunodeficiency Disease Library (for AAAAI Members only)
Related Resources for Patients
Primary Immunodeficiency Disease Information
International Patient Organization for Primary Immunodeficiencies
- Nurses and Nurse Practitioners
- Physician Assistants and Other Allied Health Professionals
- Patients/Patients' Families
Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to:
- Review a patient's clinical history to identify possible indicators of immune deficiency that would require additional details
- Identify which diagnostic tests to order after obtaining a detailed clinical history
David R. Stukus, MD FAAAAI
Nationwide Children's Hospital
Relevant relationships: None
Vivian P. Hernandez-Trujillo, MD FAAAAI
Allergy and Immunology Care Center of South Florida
Relevant relationships: CSL Behring: consultant, advisory board, speaker; Shire: consultant, advisory board
Kristin Sokol, MD MS MPH FAAAAI
Schreiber Allergy, Rockville, MD
Relevant relationships: None
Andrew D. Moore, MD FAAAAI
Relevant relationships: None
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