The Primary Immunodeficiency Primer
Your helpful introductory guide to Primary Immunodeficiency (PI) and Inborn Errors of Immunity (IEI).
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What is Primary Immunodeficiency?
There’s a lot of scientific lingo when it comes to PI, but we break it down and make it easy to understand. If you’re just learning about PI, read this first.
An introduction to the immune system
This is an overview of the immune system, its organs and cells. Read this section to get some basics, and then bookmark it for reference later!
People with PI often become their own greatest advocates. Many of our members learn about their suspected or diagnosed illnesses and then work to educate...
While the symptoms of primary immunodeficiency vary among people and specific disease types, there are some common warning signs. PI warning signs in...
With proper treatment, many people with PI experience a dramatic improvement in their health, well-being and quality of life. Immunoglobulin Replacement...
What’s the difference between Primary Immunodeficiency Disorders (PID) and Inborn Errors of Immunity (IEI)?
Recent technological and medical advances have seen a rapid increase in the discovery of genetic defects and disorders. In particular, Next Generation...