Video: The APDS Patient Experience
People with APDS can experience many different symptoms, and at different levels of severity. Each person experiences a unique journey before finding their diagnosis.
APDS can have many different signs and symptoms that can affect almost every part of the body. Experiencing varied symptoms can mean time off work or school or leave you too tired to see friends. It also means that you will probably see many different doctors and specialists to treat different symptoms.
The challenge is recognising all signs and symptoms together and making the link to a possible underlying cause like a primary immunodeficiency. A genetic test that identifies the genetic variant that causes APDS could be your fast track to a diagnosis. A complete diagnosis through a genetic test could change the way your healthcare team manages your disease.
If you live in the US or Canada, talk to your doctor about your eligibility for no-charge genetic testing through the navigateAPDS program.