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.