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A level joy for immune treatment patient Rachel Hammond

14 August 2014 Last updated at 17:15 BST

A decade after starting pioneering treatment for an immune system condition, Rachel Hammond has passed her A levels.

At the age of 10, she became the first person in the UK to use a drug treatment at home for the rare genetic condition Primary Immunodeficiencies (PIDs).

Rachel previously had to visit the Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital in London every month, where drugs were put into her body via a drip.

The fluid containing antibodies protected her from infection.

BBC South East's Ian Palmer went to meet her as she got her results.

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