Key Points About X-linked Agammaglobulinemia in Children
- X-linked agammaglobulinemia is a rare genetic disease. It causes a weakened immune system and difficulty fighting infections.
- Boys are affected more often than girls.
- Most children with this disease who are treated early can lead normal, active lives.
- Treatment may include replacing antibodies, treating and preventing infections, and not getting live virus vaccines.
- A woman can get tested for the gene. If you are a known carrier, you can also have prenatal testing to find out if your child has inherited the gene. This might be amniocentesis or chorionic villus sampling.
- Keep in regular touch with your child’s healthcare provider, and tell your child’s school and other close contacts. This will help your child stay healthier.
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