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Immune Deficiency

Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Associates, LTD

Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology Specialists located in Scottsdale, AZ & Gilbert, AZ

If you have a weak immune system or any immune deficiency, intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIg) therapy can help you fight infections and serious illnesses. At Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Associates, LTD, with two locations in Scottsdale and another in Gilbert, Arizona, the specialists offer IVIg and subcutaneous Ig replacement at the onsite infusion center or even in your own home. Learn more about this health-enhancing and even life-sustaining treatment by calling the office nearest you or scheduling an appointment online today.

Immune Deficiency Q & A

What is immune deficiency? 

Immune deficiency means that your immune system doesn’t work as it should. Primary immune deficiency diseases (PIDD) occur because of an immune system malfunction and are usually inherited. There are more than 300 unique types of PIDD. 

Secondary immune deficiency diseases occur when a condition such as HIV causes immune system failure. There are many forms of secondary immune deficiency disease, as well. 

When you have an immune deficiency disease, you’re vulnerable to recurring infections that could potentially be life-threatening. The Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Associates, LTD, team offers cutting-edge treatments for immune deficiency diseases to help you avoid serious illnesses and stay healthy. 

How is immune deficiency treated? 

Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Associates, LTD, offers a few advanced options for immune deficiency disease, including: 

Intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIg)

WIth immune deficiency disease, your body doesn’t make adequate antibodies and can’t fight infections effectively. IVIg delivers replacement antibodies directly into your blood to help you avoid serious infections and illnesses. 

You’ll have IVIg infusions at the Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Associates, LTD, clinic. Each infusion takes around three hours.

Subcutaneous immunoglobulin

Subcutaneous immunoglobulin treatments involve injections or pump infusions into the fatty tissue just under the skin. You can do these immunoglobulin delivery methods at home. 

Many patients start with IVIg at the clinic and then transition into subcutaneous immunoglobulin that they can do at home. The team can help you find the most convenient option for your lifestyle. 

Where does the immunoglobulin come from?

The immunoglobulin for immune deficiency treatments comes from healthy blood donors. The laboratory team pools thousands of sterilized and purified blood donations, isolating the immunoglobulins before preparing it into sterile packages. 

What are the benefits of immune deficiency treatments?

Immune deficiency treatments like IVIg and subcutaneous immunoglobulin are beneficial in several ways. They can help you:

  • Maintain healthy organ function
  • Avoid serious, potentially fatal infections
  • Enjoy enhanced quality-of-life
  • Live longer

Immune deficiency treatments at Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Associates, LTD, can make the difference between chronic illness and an active, healthy life when you’re dealing with an immune illness.

Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Associates, LTD, is the premier immune deficiency treatment center in the greater Phoenix area. They offer subcutaneous and IVIg options for office and in-home use, so call the location nearest you or schedule online.