Suggested Approach to Children with Recurrent Infections

From Immunology and Allergy Clinics:

Recurrent infections in children are a cause for concern to many parents. The definition of "normal" frequency of mild respiratory infections varies with age.

It is essential to distinguish between:

- simple recurrent infections caused by exposures in the day care or school settings
- infections caused by inherent deficiencies in the immune system or other systemic diseases such as CF

Multiple diagnostic tools are available for the evaluation of recurrent infections.

The sites of infections and organisms responsible are important in guiding clinicians in the appropriate laboratory work-up and diagnosis of these patients.


Approach to Children with Recurrent Infections - Immunology and Allergy Clinics

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