Bruton Type Agammaglobulinemia

Common Name(s)

Bruton Type Agammaglobulinemia

Bruton type agammaglobulinemia is a form of agammaglobulinemia, an inherited disorder in which the body’s immune system cannot fight infectious diseases. This condition only affects males and causes recurrent bacterial infections during infancy or childhood. Signs and symptoms may include: skin infections, diarrhea, ear infections (otitis media), pinkeye (conjunctivitis), sinus infections (sinusitis), and respiratory infections. Lymph nodes and tonsils in affected patients are usually small or absent. The prevalence of this condition is between 1/350,000 people and 1/700,000 people, and can be inherited in both sporadic (random, meaning there is no previous family history and the mother is not a carrier), and x linked recessive pattern. This means that women who carry the changed gene which causes the condition will not have symptoms of the conditon but their sons will have a 50% chance of inheriting the changed gene and thus having the condition. Blood tests and examinations of family history can diagnose Bruton type agammaglobulinemia. There is no treatment for this condition, but it can be controlled through therapy and antibiotics.

Source: Advocacy organizations associated with the condition.

 

Advocacy and Support Organizations

 

Condition Specific Organizations

Following organizations serve the condition "Bruton Type Agammaglobulinemia" for support, advocacy or research.

There are currently no organizations listed in Disease InfoSearch that support this condition. Create a listing.

 

 

General Support Organizations

Not finding the support you need? Show General Support Organizations

 
 
Top

How do you compare to others with this condition?

Privately answer questions about your health. Let resources, you select, come to you.

Anonymously share and see how your answers compare with others with this condition while privately providing key pieces of information to medical researchers, disease advocacy groups, and others ONLY YOU select to help speed up cures and better alternatives.

 
 

Advocacy and Support Organizations

 

Condition Specific Organizations

Following organizations serve the condition "Bruton Type Agammaglobulinemia" for support, advocacy or research.

There are currently no organizations listed in Disease InfoSearch that support this condition. Create a listing.

 

 

General Support Organizations

Not finding the support you need? Show General Support Organizations

 
 
 
 
Top

Scientific Literature

Articles from the PubMed Database

Research articles describe the outcome of a single study. They are the published results of original research.
The terms "Bruton Type Agammaglobulinemia" returned 0 free, full-text research articles on human participants.

Reviews from the PubMed Database

Review articles summarize what is currently known about a disease. They discuss research previously published by others.
The terms "Bruton Type Agammaglobulinemia" returned 0 free, full-text review articles on human participants.

 
 
Top

Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

Assessment of Immunogenicity of Zostavax® in Patients With Antibody Deficiency 60 Years of Age and Older
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Common Variable Immune Deficiency; Specific Antibody Deficiency; X-linked Agammaglobulinemia

 

Last Updated: 7 Nov 2016

Go to URL
Immune Disorder HSCT Protocol
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Immune Deficiency Disorders; Severe Combined Immunodeficiency; Chronic Granulomatous Disease; X-linked Agammaglobulinemia; Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome; Hyper-IgM; DiGeorge Syndrome; Chediak-Higashi Syndrome; Common Variable Immune Deficiency; Immune Dysregulatory Disorders; Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis; IPEX; Autoimmune Lymphoproliferative Syndrome; X-linked Lymphoproliferative Syndrome

 

Last Updated: 1 Nov 2016

Go to URL