Agammaglobulinemia, x-linked

Treatment

What are the first steps after an initial diagnosis of X-linked agammaglobulinemia?

After a diagnosis of X-linked agammaglobulinemia is confirmed, families should seek a medical consultation with a physician such as an immunologist with experience in treating the disorder. Treatment with gammaglobulin replacement therapy should begin as soon as possible. Families should work with a medical team to develop a plan to treat the disorder. Other initial steps will depend on how the disorder is affecting a person. Families should see a genetic counselor to help understand the genetic aspects of this disorder. Genetic counselors can be found on the National Society of Genetic Counselors website.

Conley ME, Howard VC. X-linked Agammaglobulinemia. GeneReviews website. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK1453/ Accessed May 16, 2016.

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