Immune/Blood Disorders Summary

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Virtually all children are more susceptible to recurrent ear infections in their early childhood years. It is unclear whether the infections are secondary to underlying immune deficiencies. Craniofacial abnormalities, including cleft palates, may also be a contributing factor. It is significant to point out that the typical toddler has approximately 11 upper respiratory infections a year.

Recurring renali tract infections have been reported. Other disorders can include Idiopathici Thrombocytopenic Purpurai (ITPi), autoimmune hemolytic anemiai, polycythemiai, hypogammaglobulinemiai, and selective IgA deficiencyi.