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What are the symptoms of immunity deficiency?

I am wondering if I might have an immunity deficiency? I am a teacher of 31 years and never used to get sick very often - sometimes years would go by between illnesses. But this year and last, I seem to be catching everything the students catch. I am getting sick every month and missing a lot of school and life in general, sick in bed. Right now I'm starting my 3rd week with Type A Influenza, after just getting over Strep throat. High fevers, chills, vomiting, severe cough, earache, etc. means I will probably spend my Thanksgiving in bed. My Dr. treats each illness, but doesn't seem to be looking at the big picture. Should I request tests be run to check my immunity system?
Thu, 18 Dec 2014
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Dear sir I can understand your concern . .but I would like to inform you that immunodeficiency is a very broad term that comprises many entities . And it's complete work up can be done at experienced clinical centers that are able to perform appropriate molecular and genetic tests . The most common symptoms prompting the diagnosis of immunodeficiency is the presence of recurrent or unusually severe infection . It may be recurrent bacterial viral protozoal or fungal infection . For example infection of respiratory tract mostly suggest defective antibody response. Viral and fungal infection and opportunistic infection is suggestive of T cell deficiency . So to confirm the exact diagnosis we need to take complete history and examination that will include liver spleen and lymph nodes specifically . I would like to suggest you that you may consult a physician and take his advice for that..hope this will help.
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What are the symptoms of immunity deficiency?

Dear sir I can understand your concern . .but I would like to inform you that immunodeficiency is a very broad term that comprises many entities . And it s complete work up can be done at experienced clinical centers that are able to perform appropriate molecular and genetic tests . The most common symptoms prompting the diagnosis of immunodeficiency is the presence of recurrent or unusually severe infection . It may be recurrent bacterial viral protozoal or fungal infection . For example infection of respiratory tract mostly suggest defective antibody response. Viral and fungal infection and opportunistic infection is suggestive of T cell deficiency . So to confirm the exact diagnosis we need to take complete history and examination that will include liver spleen and lymph nodes specifically . I would like to suggest you that you may consult a physician and take his advice for that..hope this will help.