XLA care at Mayo Clinic

Your Mayo Clinic care team

At Mayo Clinic's Minnesota campus, specialists in allergy and immunology in the Primary Immunodeficiency Center work together with doctors and researchers in a wide variety of departments, including dermatology, endocrinology, gastroenterology and hepatology, hematology, laboratory medicine and pathology, medical genetics, nephrology, oncology, pulmonary and critical care medicine, rheumatology and the Transplant Center.

Advanced diagnosis and treatment

Analysis of your DNA can reveal whether you have the inherited gene that causes XLA. The Department of Clinical Genomics can help you understand how a genetically based disorder such as XLA affects you or your child and your family.

Mayo Clinic doctors are experienced in diagnosing and treating people with XLA. Doctors work closely with you to provide the most appropriate care for you or your child, focusing on decreasing the frequency and the severity of infections. Doctors trained in primary immunodeficiency disorders care for children and adults with XLA and other immune system disorders.

Nationally recognized expertise

Mayo Clinic collaborates closely with other immunodeficiency research and patient-advocacy organizations. The primary immunodeficiency program on Mayo Clinic’s campus in Rochester, Minn., is a designated Jeffrey Modell Foundation Diagnostic and Research Center. The Jeffrey Modell Foundation promotes research on primary immunodeficiency through a worldwide network of centers with expertise in this area.

XLA is a rare genetic condition. Doctors at Mayo Clinic treat approximately 10 children and adults each year who have XLA.

Expertise and rankings

The primary immunodeficiency program on Mayo Clinic’s campus in Rochester, Minn., is a designated Jeffrey Modell Foundation Diagnostic and Research Center. The Jeffrey Modell Foundation promotes research on primary immunodeficiency through a worldwide network of centers with expertise in this area.

Research

At Mayo Clinic's Minnesota campus, doctors in the Primary Immunodeficiency Center conduct research in XLA and other primary immunodeficiency conditions. In addition, Mayo Clinic researchers in the Department of Medical Genetics conduct research on rare genetic disorders, among others. Researchers and doctors trained in immune system disorders, genetics and other conditions conduct basic and clinical research aimed at developing new treatments for XLA. Treatments under study include stem cell transplantation and gene therapy.

Locations, travel and lodging

Mayo Clinic has major campuses in Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona; Jacksonville, Florida; and Rochester, Minnesota. The Mayo Clinic Health System has dozens of locations in several states.

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Costs and insurance

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