Immunodeficiency

The board-certified and fellowship-trained physicians at Norton Children’s Cancer Institute, affiliated with the University of Louisville, have the skills and equipment to provide precise diagnosis of immunodeficiency conditions.

The immunodeficiency program cares for young patients with immune system diseases. Our treatment team includes immunologists, infectious disease specialists, experts in stem-cell transplants and hematology/oncology specialists.

Primary immunodeficiency disorders

Immunocompromised children inherit their condition because of abnormal genes. The end result is either a lack of white blood cells or malfunctioning white blood cells. Because white blood cells play an important infection-fighting role, immunocompromised children can get very sick from severe infections.

Primary immunodeficiency disorders can be difficult to detect and manage, requiring a team of specialists to provide the appropriate care. Many children with severe immunodeficiency require a stem cell transplantation to cure their disease. The Norton Children’s Cancer Institute team provides the stem cell transplantation expertise to make these children healthy again.

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