What is Primary Immunodeficiency?
Your immune system keeps you healthy by fighting off germs. But people living with primary immunodeficiency disease (PID, sometimes known as PI or PIDD) have an immune system that is not working properly, beginning at birth. For people living with PI, infections may not go away or can come back often, even with the use of antibiotics. Infections may be common, severe, long-lasting, or hard to cure, but once correctly diagnosed and treated, people with PI can live full and active lives.
Common Variable Immune Deficiency (CVID), one of more than 300 primary immunodeficiency diseases, doesn’t stop Baylee from excelling on the golf course and soccer field. Watch to learn more about Baylee’s long journey to diagnosis and promising future.
Here is a sampling of our Vita stories on Primary Immunodeficiency:
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School, Sports and Sleepovers for Kids Who Have PI
Who needs to know about your child’s primary immune deficiency?
The Facts About Primary Immunodeficiency (PI) Diseases
World PI Week promotes the early testing and diagnosis of primary immunodeficiencies.
Showing Stripes for Immunodeficiency Patients
Why the zebra symbolizes hope and progress in the rare disease community.