What is agammaglobulinemia?
In a person with agammaglobulinemia, the body does not make enough B-lymphocytes. B-lymphocytes are white blood cells that produce immune globulins, which protect the body from infection. Without these immune globulins, a person suffers from repeated infections.
What are the symptoms of agammaglobulinemia?
Common symptoms of agammaglobulinemia include fever, repeated bacterial infections, joint pains, and unintentional weight loss.
How does the doctor treat agammaglobulinemia?
Treatment for agammaglobulinemia includes antibiotics for bacterial infections, and the administration of immune globulin to boost the immune system.
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