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For patients with DiGeorge syndrome, our specialized programs combine treatment, patient education and support. We understand what it takes to cope with internal organ defects, congenital heart disease and increased vulnerability to infections. That’s why we’re here to guide patients through treatment and provide support—clinically, emotionally and financially. Throughout their journey with DiGeorge syndrome, we are in consistent contact with both the patient and their extended care team. Care is better when everyone works together.

DiGeorge Syndrome

One of the first steps after a DiGeorge syndrome diagnosis is understanding the condition. The information on this site and linked sites is not meant to replace your physician’s advice, medical care or a diagnosis. If you have questions about your disease, please ask your prescriber.

Overview

DiGeorge syndrome, which occurs when chromosome 22 is deleted, causes defects during fetal development. Those with DiGeorge are affected to varying extents; patients can display partial symptoms (most commonly facial abnormalities) or severe ones involving several different body systems.

Facial abnormalities typically affect the mouth, ears and eyes and include cleft palate, heavy eyelids, low-set ears and wide-set eyes. The more severe symptoms, however, are internal. These include poor circulation, heart defects, delayed learning and speech development, and difficulty eating and gaining weight.

Patients might have issues with their thymus gland, which produces T lymphocytes. These cells are responsible for helping the body fight certain infections. Patients with DiGeorge can have a significantly reduced number, leading to greater chance of infection.

Sources

Mayo Clinic
Medscape

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In-Home Care

We offer in-home services to make care more convenient for patients and reduce the burden on caregivers. We are passionate about adherence and want our patients to have successful treatments; in-home care reduces costs and helps patients maintain independence.

Shipping

We do everything we can to ensure the right medications arrive on time in the right place. Diplomat coordinates with a third-party carrier to facilitate delivery per patient’s or prescriber’s instructions.

Education

At Diplomat, we want our patients to have everything they need to feel supported. That’s why we provide disease–state specific education materials to keep them and their loved ones informed.

Advocacy

We understand that navigating the complex health care system can be a burden. We try to lighten it by providing advocacy services that offer personalized help when patients need it. If necessary, our patients receive prior authorization and appeals assistance. Our benefits investigation team helps them every step of the way.

Featured Technology

BioFeedback is a health outcomes reporting system that provides physicians with routine, trended reports of their patients’ progress, including:

  • Ig dispense history
  • Infection and medical event histories
  • Quality of life scores

Take the first step in partnering with us.

Return to homepage

How We
Help

In-Home Care

We offer in-home services to make care more convenient for patients and reduce the burden on caregivers. We are passionate about adherence and want our patients to have successful treatments; in-home care reduces costs and helps patients maintain independence.

Shipping

We do everything we can to ensure the right medications arrive on time in the right place. Diplomat coordinates with a third-party carrier to facilitate delivery per patient’s or prescriber’s instructions. We don’t let anything get between a patient and their treatment.

Education

At Diplomat, we want our patients to have everything they need to feel supported. That’s why we provide disease–state specific education materials to keep them and their loved ones informed.

Advocacy

We understand that navigating the complex health care system can be a burden. We try to lighten it by providing advocacy services that offer personalized help when patients need it. If necessary, our patients receive prior authorization and appeals assistance. Our benefits investigation team helps them every step of the way.

Featured Technology

BioFeedback is a health outcomes reporting system that provides physicians with routine, trended reports of their patients’ progress, including:

  • Ig dispense history
  • Infection and medical event histories
  • Quality of life scores

Take the first step in partnering with us.

Return to homepage

How We
Help

In-Home Care

We offer in-home services to make care more convenient for patients and reduce the burden on caregivers. To help patients maintain independence, we provide in-home nurses and training for those who wish to self-administer treatments outside of a clinical setting.

Shipping

We do everything we can to ensure the right medications arrive on time in the right place. Diplomat coordinates with a third-party carrier to facilitate delivery according to your instructions or those of your doctor.

Education

At Diplomat, we want our patients to have everything they need to feel supported. That’s why we provide disease–state specific education materials to keep you and your loved ones informed.

Advocacy

We understand that navigating the complex health care system can be a burden. We try to lighten it by providing advocacy services that offer personalized help when patients need it. If you need copay assistance, our funding team goes to work, connecting you with the third-party organizations that can help. We’re here for you every step of the way.

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