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Other Names for this Disease
- Agammaglobulinemia, Bruton tyrosine kinase
- Agammaglobulinemia, BTK
- Bruton type agammaglobulinemia
- Bruton's agammaglobulinemia
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Affected infants are usually healthy for the first few months of life until they begin to develop recurrent bacterial infections. The most common bacterial infections are ear infections, pneumonia, pink eye, sinus infections, and infections that cause chronic diarrhea. These bacterial infections can be severe and life-threatening. Most affected individuals are not vulnerable to infections caused by viruses. Infections can usually be prevented with proper treatment.
Last updated: 4/20/2011
- X-linked agammaglobulinemia. Genetics Home Reference. September 2008; http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/x-linked-agammaglobulinemia. Accessed 4/20/2011.