Bruton Agammaglobulinemia Questions & Answers

Updated: Apr 22, 2019
  • Author: Robert A Schwartz, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is X-linked agammaglobulinemia (XLA)?

What is the pathophysiology of X-linked agammaglobulinemia (XLA)?

How is X-linked agammaglobulinemia (XLA) diagnosed?

What causes X-linked agammaglobulinemia (XLA)?

What is the prevalence of X-linked agammaglobulinemia (XLA)?

What are the racial predilections of X-linked agammaglobulinemia (XLA)?

What are the sexual predilections of X-linked agammaglobulinemia (XLA)?

At what age does X-linked agammaglobulinemia (XLA) typically present?

What is the prognosis of X-linked agammaglobulinemia (XLA)?

What is included in patient education about X-linked agammaglobulinemia (XLA)?

Presentation

Which clinical history findings are characteristic of X-linked agammaglobulinemia (XLA)?

Which physical findings are characteristic of X-linked agammaglobulinemia (XLA)?

What are the possible complications of X-linked agammaglobulinemia (XLA)?

DDX

Which conditions are included in the differential diagnoses of X-linked agammaglobulinemia (XLA)?

What are the differential diagnoses for Bruton Agammaglobulinemia?

Workup

What is the role of lab tests in the workup of X-linked agammaglobulinemia (XLA)?

What is the role of imaging studies in the workup of X-linked agammaglobulinemia (XLA)?

What is the role of pulmonary function tests in the workup of X-linked agammaglobulinemia (XLA)?

Which invasive procedures may be used in the workup of X-linked agammaglobulinemia (XLA)?

Which histologic findings are characteristic of X-linked agammaglobulinemia (XLA)?

Treatment

How is X-linked agammaglobulinemia (XLA) treated?

When is inpatient care indicated for the treatment of X-linked agammaglobulinemia (XLA)?

What is the role of surgery in the treatment of X-linked agammaglobulinemia (XLA)?

Which specialist consultations are beneficial to patients with X-linked agammaglobulinemia (XLA)?

Which dietary modifications are used in the treatment of X-linked agammaglobulinemia (XLA)?

Which activity modifications are used in the treatment of X-linked agammaglobulinemia (XLA)?

How is X-linked agammaglobulinemia (XLA) diagnosed prenatally?

What is included in the long-term monitoring of X-linked agammaglobulinemia (XLA)?

Medications

What is the role of medications in the treatment of X-linked agammaglobulinemia (XLA)?

Which medications in the drug class Corticosteroids are used in the treatment of Bruton Agammaglobulinemia?

Which medications in the drug class Bronchodilators are used in the treatment of Bruton Agammaglobulinemia?

Which medications in the drug class Antibiotics are used in the treatment of Bruton Agammaglobulinemia?

Which medications in the drug class Immunoglobulins are used in the treatment of Bruton Agammaglobulinemia?