We treat the following primary immune deficiencies:
Common Variable Immune Deficiency
This condition may present at any age and is characterized by low antibody levels and recurring bacterial infections such as sinusitis, bronchitis and pneumonia. If undiagnosed and untreated, these patients may progress to chronic sinusitis and chronic debilitating pulmonary conditions such as bronchiectasis.
Functional Antibody Deficiency
This condition may present at any age and is characterized by low to normal levels of circulating antibodies and abnormal antibody function. Often difficult to diagnose, these patients experience recurring sinusitis, bronchitis and pneumonia.
Selective IgA Deficiency
A relatively common condition, these patients have low to absent levels of the IgA antibody. They experience chronic infections, usually of the sinopulmonary system.
Intravenous Gammaglobulin (IVIG)
This treatment is a lifesaving infusion of immunoglobulins, the antibodies that immune deficient patients lack. We provide this service on-site under Dr. Lamas’s direct care who supervises the in-house administration of intravenous gammaglobulin.
Careful use of antibiotics often guided by site-specific cultures.
Screening / Surveillance of Co-Morbid Conditions
Patients with immune disorders are at a higher risk of developing autoimmune conditions and rarely, malignancies. Our patients undergo a yearly screen to rule out these serious conditions.