Immunodeficiency

Primary immunodeficiencies (PIDs) are a group of more than 400 potentially serious disorders that can lead to frequent or severe infections, swellings and autoimmune problems. PIDs can be caused by defects in the genes that control the immune system, and may be inherited.  

Information for Patients, Consumers and Carers
Fast Facts about primary immunodeficiences can be found here:

SCIg therapy - general information for patients and carers  

Checklist - SCIg equipment  

Checklist - SCIg infusions

Common variable immunodeficiency (CVID)

Immunoglobulin replacement therapy (IRT)

Primary immunodeficiency (PIDs)

Severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID)

Hereditary angiodema (HAE) - under development

Subcutaneous Immunogobulin (SCIg) Information 

SCIg therapy - general information for patients and carers 

SCIg information handouts for patients and carers (ASCIA member access only)

Guide - Setting up a SCIg service in a hospital 

SCIg Treatment Plan

Transfer Care Plan for patients on IRT (immunoglobulin replacement therapy)

Travel Plan for patients on SCIg (subcutaneous immunoglobulin) therapy 

SCIg Position Statement 

Other Information for Health Professionals

Guidelines – Standardised infusion rates for intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIg) replacement therapy 

Primary immunodeficiencies (PID) Clinical Update 

Diagnosis and Management of Severe Combined Immunodeficiency (SCID) in Australia and New Zealand: A TAPID Consensus Guideline

Primary immunodeficiencies (PID) e-training  e-training

Hereditary Angioedema (HAE) Position Paper and Action Plan  

Content updated May 2019

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