Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis is committed to providing exceptional care for children with Primary Immunodeficiency Disorders. Here are stories of patients we’ve helped and news surrounding our fight to cure these rare disorders.
INFILTR8: Rare Disease Attacks a Child’s Immune System (Links to an external site)
It seems unthinkable, but doctors are still faced with treating diseases that they have never seen before. So rare, that many times they go undiagnosed, misdiagnosed, and mismanaged for years. Another one of these diseases that attacks children, especially boys, has been discovered. And now researchers worldwide are working together to find innovative ways to […]
Scientists discover rare genetic condition that attacks kids’ immune systems (Links to an external site)
The TLR8 discovery inspired an ongoing collaboration of scientists nationwide who had encountered children and teenagers — all boys, at this point — with inexplicable immune deficiencies believed to trigger enlarged organs, blood disorders and sometimes death.
COVID-19 study looks at genetics of healthy people who develop severe illness (Links to an external site)
Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis is one of more than 30 genome sequencing hubs worldwide participating in a study to sequence the DNA of young, healthy adults and children who develop severe COVID-19 despite having no underlying medical problems.
Jeffrey Modell Foundation offers hope for children with Primary Immunodeficiency Disorders (Links to an external site)
St. Louis Children’s Hospital is now recognized as a Jeffrey Modell Diagnostic and Research Center for Primary Immunodeficiencies. This was made possible by Vicki and Fred Modell, who established the Jeffrey Modell Foundation in memory of their son, Jeffrey, who died at the age of 15 from complications of Primary Immunodeficiency (PI)—a group of more than 350 […]
Note from Chase Koffer: Long-time patient of St. Louis Children’s Hospital (Links to an external site)
The Fall 2017 issue of Guardians Magazine, a St. Louis Children’s publication, featured Chase. A one-of-a-kind patient who has primary immunodefiency and enjoys our music therapy program.