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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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What causes abscesses in body?

I have an 18 month old daughter who has had 6 abscesses in the past 9 months They have progressively been getting larger she has one now that is being treated but the last one was the size of a golfball and put her in the hospital on IVs and required surgery are their any conditions you can think of that may be causing this.
Mon, 8 Jun 2015
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Hi i did review your concern.
recurrent abscesses can be due to immunodeficiency due to malnutrition or primary immunodeficiency. If she is well fed I would recommend you to get her tested for primary immundodeficiency disorder especially chronic granulomatous disease where there is a enzyme defect in neutrophils and leads to formation of recurrent abscess.

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