Primary immunodeficiencies (PIDs), also known as inborn errors of immunity (IEI) are a group of more than 400 potentially serious disorders that can lead to frequent or severe infections, swellings and autoimmune problems. PID/IEI discorders can be caused by defects in genes that control the immune system, and may be inherited.  

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ASCIA Immunodeficiency e-training courses

ASCIA Position Statement - Immunoglobulin Replacement Therapy (IRT) in Primary Immunodeficiency (PID) Updated August 2022

ASCIA Immunodeficiency Strategy for Australia and New Zealand Launched May 2022

References - Immunodeficiency 

ASCIA Position Paper and Management Plan - Hereditary Angioedema (HAE) Updated January 2022

References - Hereditary Angioedema (HAE)

ASCIA Webinar - HAE

ASCIA Clinical Update - Primary Immunodeficiencies (PID) 

ASCIA Position Statement - Subcutaneous Immunoglobulin (SCIg) 

ASCIA Guide – Setting up a SCIg program in a hospital 

ASCIA Guidelines for Diagnosis and Management of Severe Combined Immunodeficiency (SCID) in Australia and New Zealand: A TAPID Consensus Guideline

ASCIA Guidelines - Standardised IVIg Infusion Rates for IRT

ASCIA SCIg Treatment Plan 

ASCIA Transfer Care Plan for patients on IRT

ASCIA SCIg Checklists - Nurse Competency and Patient Training New May 2022

ASCIA Travel Plan for patients on SCIg 

ASCIA ID Register How to access information (available to Members Only)

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