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Pediatric Agammaglobulinemia

What You Need to Know

X-linked agammaglobulinemia is a rare genetic disease.

Key Symptoms

Common symptoms include many serious or life-threatening illnesses, failure to grow, no tonsils or adenoids, joint disease and other symptoms.


Your provider will give your child a physical exam. Your child may need many blood tests to help confirm the diagnosis.


Treatment may include replacing antibodies, treating and preventing infections, and not getting live virus vaccines.


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Frequently Asked Questions

What is X-linked agammaglobulinemia in children?

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Which children are at risk for X-linked agammaglobulinemia?

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Providers Who Treat Agammaglobulinemia

Departments that Treat Agammaglobulinemia

Allergy and Immunology

At Children's National, children affected by allergies and complex immunologic disorders benefit from our specialists' expertise, because our doctors treat children and only children with these conditions.

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