However, the prognosis for immunodeficient patients is not as positive.
Researchers have found that giving artificial CD40 ligand to specially bred immunodeficient mice improves their ability to make IgA and IgG antibodies.
Treatment will also focus on controlling infections in immunodeficient children.
Immunodeficiency cannot be prevented; however, challenges to the immune system can be reduced and infections avoided in immunodeficient individuals.
However, in the very young or very old or immunodeficient, Staphylococcus aureus has a death rate of 30 to 40 percent.