The immune system is made up of a complex and vital network of cells and organs that protect the body from infection.
- The immune system should keep infectious microorganisms such as certain bacteria, viruses, and fungi out of the body
- The immune system should destroy any infectious microorganisms that do invade the body.
How Children’s approaches the immune system:
The Immunology Program provides evaluation and treatment for children with various types of immune system disorders. At Children’s, diagnostic evaluations are supported by a state-of-the-art clinical laboratory which provides a number of tests not available elsewhere. Individual treatment plans are established for each child, and may include:
- Medical management
- Intravenous Immune Globulin
- Investigational therapies
- Coordinated care across all necessary departments