Thursday, September 22, 2005

Immunology

We saw the immunologist at Stanford today. A real nice man but a very disappointing 1 hour meeting. I've said this before that Stanford does not have the experience with WAS. I really don't want to give David over to professionals that don't have the experience. It's frustrating because the doctors with the experience are in Cincinnati, in southern Calif., and eastern USA.

From the immunoglobulin tests (IgG, IgA, and IgE) the doctor said it appears David's immune system is heading in a bad direction. His IgG was high, past the normal range which is a sign of WAS immune defiency. However, typical WAS presents low IgA and IgE, which was in the normal range for David. The Dr. is anxious to get the Western Blot test from NIH which will be in another month. This test will show how much Wiskott-Aldrich protein David produces.

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