Immunodeficiency

Immunodeficiencies are a range of disorders involving a defect in the normal function of the immune system. Delayed recognition and diagnosis leads to poor health outcomes and potentially premature death.

Information for patients and carers

SCIg therapy - general information for patients and carers  Updated June 2018

Checklist - SCIg equipment New August 2017

Checklist - SCIg infusions New August 2017

Common variable immunodeficiency (CVID)

Immunoglobulin replacement therapy (IRT)

Primary immunodeficiencies (PID)

Severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID)

Hereditary angiodema (HAE) - under development

Subcutaneous immunogobulin (SCIg) information 

SCIg therapy - general information for patients and carers Updated June 2018

SCIg information handouts for patients and carers Updated August 2017  (ASCIA member access only)

Guide - Setting up a SCIg service in a hospital Updated June 2018 

SCIg Treatment Plan New August 2017 

Transfer Care Plan for patients on IRT (immunoglobulin replacement therapy) New June 2018

Travel Plan for patients on SCIg (subcutaneous immunoglobulin) therapy New June 2018 

SCIg Position Statement Updated June 2018

Other information for health professionals

Guidelines – Standardised infusion rates for intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIg) replacement therapy Updated June 2018

Primary immunodeficiencies (PID) Clinical Update New August 2017

Primary immunodeficiencies (PID) e-training  e-training

Hereditary Angioedema (HAE) Position Paper and Action Plan Updated March 2017  

Content updated June 2018

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