The malfunctioning of the immune system which causes repeated infections is known as Leukocyte Adhesion Deficiency. The symptoms of this disorder varies among patients and is also dependant on the form of the disease. In addition to repeated bacterial and fungal infections, patients would have dental problems and wounds or injuries sustained would take a long time to heal.
HOW IS LEUKOCYTE ADHESION DEFICIENCY DIAGNOSED?
Diagnosis by a haematology expert would be based on taking blood tests to check for preliminary tests of immune functions.
HOW IS LEUKOCYTE ADHESION DEFICIENCY TREATED?
The treatment of Leukocyte Adhesion Deficiency mostly involves a therapy known as hematopoietic stem cell transplant.
DID YOU KNOW?
The disease is usually seen in one of 1,00,000 births and is not attributed to any particular kind of ethnic race or group.