PIDDs – Primary Immune Deficiency Diseases
In order to help you better understand PIDDs, River’s Edge Pharmacy has provided this webpage as resource. Here you will learn what PIDDs is, its indications, its diagnosis, and treatment methods.
WHAT IS PIDDs?
PIDDs is short for primary immune deficiency diseases. These are rare genetic disorders that impair the immune system and affect approximately 500,000 people in the united states.
For people with PIDDs – or pi – infections may be common, severe, long-lasting, or hard to cure – even with the use of antibiotics. But once correctly diagnosed and treated, people with PIDDs can live full and active lives. Some forms of primary immunodeficiency are so mild they can go unnoticed for years. Other types are severe enough to be discovered soon after an affected baby is born.
WHAT ARE THE WARNING SIGNS THAT MAY INDICATE PIDDs?
- Recurring, unusual, or infections that are difficult to treat
- Recurring pneumonia, ear infections, or sinusitis
- Recurring viral infections, such as colds, herpes, warts, and condyloma.
- Recurring need for intravenous antibiotics to clear infections
- Recurring deep abscesses of the skin or internal organs
- Persistent thrush or fungal infections on the skin or elsewhere
- Infections with normally harmless tuberculosis-like bacteria
- Family history of PIDDs
HOW ARE PRIMARY IMMUNE DEFICIENCY DISEASES DIAGNOSED?
An immunologist will perform a comprehensive immune evaluation that may include a detailed medical history, a physical exam, blood tests, and vaccines to test the response of your immune system.
There is a few ways to treat PIDDs. One way is through the use of antibiotics and other anti-infective agents. This method addresses current infections, and attempts to prevent future infections.
Another way to treat PIDDs is to boost the body’s natural immune system with the help of immunoglobulin – or ig – replacement therapy.
You’re probably wondering “what, exactly is immunoglobulin replacement therapy?”
Immunoglobulins are disease-fighting proteins – also known as antibodies – which fight infections inside the body. Immunoglobulin replacement therapy is simply when these disease-fighting proteins are replaced. This is usually done through a needle during an infusion session.
Your doctor has partnered with River’s Edge Pharmacy to help you through your therapy. River’s Edge Pharmacy is a leading specialty pharmacy that tailors your therapy specifically to you and your needs.
The staff at River’s Edge Pharmacy will review your insurance benefits. They will assist you with prior authorization, any appeals, and all peer-to-peer phone calls. They will provide you with in-depth consultation and education on your treatment and are available for your personalized care twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.
River’s Edge Pharmacy’s infusion services are provided by Certified nurses in your home or in one of River’s Edge Pharmacy’s relaxing suites. And, your medications will be shipped anywhere at anytime upon your request.
River’s Edge Pharmacy is also accredited by URAC, which means you will always be in good hands – guaranteed.
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