Transient Hypogammaglobulinemia of Infancy Questions & Answers

Updated: Aug 06, 2019
  • Author: Alan P Knutsen, MD; Chief Editor: Harumi Jyonouchi, MD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is transient hypogammaglobulinemia of infancy (THI)?

What is the pathophysiology of transient hypogammaglobulinemia of infancy (THI)?

What is the prevalence of transient hypogammaglobulinemia of infancy (THI)?

What is the mortality and morbidity associated with transient hypogammaglobulinemia of infancy (THI)?

At what age does transient hypogammaglobulinemia of infancy (THI) typically present?

What are the racial predilections of transient hypogammaglobulinemia of infancy (THI)?

What are the sexual predilections of transient hypogammaglobulinemia of infancy (THI)?

What is the prognosis of transient hypogammaglobulinemia of infancy (THI)?

What is included in patient education about transient hypogammaglobulinemia of infancy (THI)?

Presentation

Which clinical history findings are characteristic of transient hypogammaglobulinemia of infancy (THI)?

Which physical findings are characteristic of transient hypogammaglobulinemia of infancy (THI)?

What causes transient hypogammaglobulinemia of infancy (THI)?

What is the role of T-cell abnormalities in the etiology of transient hypogammaglobulinemia of infancy (THI)?

What is the role of B-cell abnormalities in the etiology of transient hypogammaglobulinemia of infancy (THI)?

What is the role of monocyte abnormalities in the etiology of transient hypogammaglobulinemia of infancy (THI)?

DDX

What are the differential diagnoses for Transient Hypogammaglobulinemia of Infancy?

Workup

What is the role of lab tests in the workup of transient hypogammaglobulinemia of infancy (THI)?

Treatment

How is transient hypogammaglobulinemia of infancy (THI) treated?

How is allergic rhinitis treated in patients with transient hypogammaglobulinemia of infancy (THI)?

What is the role of immunizations in the treatment of transient hypogammaglobulinemia of infancy (THI)?

What is the role of surgery in the treatment of transient hypogammaglobulinemia of infancy (THI)?

Which specialist consultations are beneficial to patients with transient hypogammaglobulinemia of infancy (THI)?

Which dietary modifications are used in the treatment of transient hypogammaglobulinemia of infancy (THI)?

Which activity modifications are used in the treatment of transient hypogammaglobulinemia of infancy (THI)?

Medications

What is the role of medications in the treatment of transient hypogammaglobulinemia of infancy (THI)?

Which medications in the drug class Vaccines are used in the treatment of Transient Hypogammaglobulinemia of Infancy?

Which medications in the drug class Immunoglobulins are used in the treatment of Transient Hypogammaglobulinemia of Infancy?

Follow-up

How is a diagnosis of transient hypogammaglobulinemia of infancy (THI) confirmed?

What is the initial treatment for transient hypogammaglobulinemia of infancy (THI)?

What is included in the long-term monitoring of transient hypogammaglobulinemia of infancy (THI)?