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103 Possible Causes for Increased Susceptibility to Infections, Recurrent Bronchitis, Recurrent Otitis Media

  • Primary Immune Deficiency Disorder

    The most common symptom of PIDD is an increased susceptibility to infection.[symptoma.com] Signs and symptoms of primary immunodeficiency can include: Frequent and recurrent pneumonia, bronchitis, sinus infections, ear infections, meningitis or skin infections Inflammation[fortishealthcare.com] Signs of PIDD in children may include An autoimmune disease such as Type 1 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis or lupus Recurrent ear infections, sinusitis, bronchitis, meningitis[childrens.com]

  • Shwachman Syndrome

    Affected individuals with neutropenia may also have additional abnormalities believed to result from an increased susceptibility to infections.[rarediseases.org] otitis media, mastoiditis, and two episodes of pneumonia.[journals.plos.org] […] infections (otitis media), and skin infections.[ghr.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Common Variable Immunodeficiency

    susceptibility to infections.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Infections are usually localized in the respiratory tract and a majority of patients have recurrent bronchitis, sinusitis, or otitis (which is more common in childhood-onset[the-rheumatologist.org] Antibody immunodeficiencies are marked by hypo- or dysgammaglobulinemia, recurrent bacterial otitis media, and sinopulmonary infections.[medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com]

  • Hypogammaglobulinemia

    susceptibility to pyogenic infections.[medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com] Over 98% of patients present with recurrent bronchitis, sinusitis, otitis and pneumonia, and chronic pulmonary damage is the major complication.[orpha.net] Case description: A 41-year-old female with TS, hypothyroidism, and recurrent otitis media as a child presents with severe vitamin deficiencies including: iron, vitamin B12[eposters.net]

  • Congenital Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome

    KEY TERMS Agammaglobulinemia —The lack of gamma globulins in the blood, associated with an increased susceptibility to infection.[healthofchildren.com] Herpes simplex virus (HSV) infection (recurrent stomatitis, bronchitis, pneumonitis or esophagitis), toxoplasmosis or cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection before 1 month of age[symptoma.com] Antibody immunodeficiencies are marked by hypo- or dysgammaglobulinemia, recurrent bacterial otitis media, and sinopulmonary infections.[medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com]

  • Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia

    Asthma is associated with increased susceptibility to infection. Minerva Med (2015) 106:1–7. PubMed Abstract Google Scholar 44.[journal.frontiersin.org] PCD is characterized by recurrent respiratory infections such as bronchitis and/or pneumonias.[chop.edu] Seven cases were complicated with recurrent otitis media and 15 cases were complicated with infertility.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

    Conclusions Severe hypochlorhydria generated by PPI use leads to bacterial colonisation and increased susceptibility to enteric bacterial infection.[dx.doi.org] Some of these atypical symptoms may include: Laryngitis-Chronic Cough-Hoarseness or Voice Disturbances Bronchitis and/or Asthma Recurrent Pneumonia Sleep Apnea Acid erosion[stretta-therapy.com] Conversely, no conclusive clinical evidence supports a link between gastroesophageal reflux and other supraesophageal problems, including otalgia, recurrent otitis media,[emedicine.medscape.com]

  • Otitis Media

    Whilst this is often accompanied by a feeling of relief as the pressure inside the ear is released, this can lead to excessive draining of the ear and increases susceptibility[news-medical.net] We included studies of children presenting with primary complaints of earache (acute otitis media), sore throat (or pharyngitis or tonsillitis), cough (or acute bronchitis[doi.org] Recurrent otitis media:Patients with recurrent otitis media may be placed on daily doses of an antibiotic such as sulfisoxazole or amoxicillin prophylaxis for 3 to 6 months[symptoma.com]

  • Cyclic Neutropenia

    susceptibility to infections and, in certain conditions, an icreased rate of malignancies and autoimmune disorders.[books.google.com] G-CSF treatment was initiated at an age of 2 years after recurrent otitis media, pneumonia and skin abscesses.[ash.confex.com] An 8-year-old boy presented with a history of recurrent oral ulcers, periodontal destruction, pharyngitis and otitis media since the age of 3 months.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • HIV Infection

    Fig 3. eSF enhance HIV infection more potently than DCs in a manner involving both trans -infection and increased susceptibility of T cells to HIV infection.[journals.plos.org] They may present with recurrent infections of the respiratory tract, including otitis media, tonsillitis, sinusitis, pharyngitis, and bronchitis.[symptoma.com] HIV infection increases susceptibility to smoking-induced emphysema. Chest. 2000;117(5 suppl 1):285S. 33. Kirk GD, Merlo C, O'Driscoll P, et al.[aafp.org]

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