Simplifying Therapy for XLADiplomat combines clinical expertise with personal care.
When you’re diagnosed with X-linked agammaglobulinemia (XLA), the first step is to understand the condition. Diplomat is here to help.
XLA is also called Bruton agammaglobulinemia. It’s caused by a gene mutation that affects the body’s ability to fight infections. Because the mutation is on the X chromosome, XLA mostly affects boys. About one in 200,000 newborns will have XLA.
Symptoms often start when children are about 6 months old. Sometimes, symptoms won’t occur until the teenage years.
Patients with XLA can’t produce enough of the B cells that fight infections. They might cope well with short-term viral infections. But they’re at greater risk for chronic ones like hepatitis and polio. They might also get bacterial infections. These can include pink eye, ear infections, pneumonia, and sinus infections.
How We Help Patients With XLA
Regular immune globulin (IG) treatment provides crucial antibodies for XLA patients. Diplomat Specialty Infusion Group’s XLA treatment programs combine therapy with education.
We understand XLA patients’ unique challenges — infections, autoimmune issues, and complex treatment schedules. We'll dispense medication as prescribed by your doctor. Then we'll guide you throughout therapy, providing IG or infection management therapy and the resources to stay on track.
Diplomat seeks third-party financial assistance, answers questions 24/7, and coordinates with your healthcare team.
Remember: The information here — and on linked sites — is not meant to replace advice, care, or a diagnosis from your physician. If you have questions about your condition, please ask your provider.
The information contained herein may not be construed as medical advice. It is for educational purposes only. Diplomat Pharmacy Inc. takes no responsibility for the accuracy or validity of the information contained herein, nor the claims or statements of any manufacturer.
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