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Primary Immunodeficiencies

Introduction to Immune Deficiency Disorders The immune deficiency conditions are a group of disorders that result from one or more abnormalities of the immune system and that manifest clinically as an increased susceptibility to infection. This group of human diseases was ushered in by a single seminal observation made by a clinician who carefully studied Read More

Primary Immunodeficiencies

Introduction to Immune Deficiency Disorders The immune deficiency conditions are a group of disorders that result from one or more abnormalities of the immune system and that manifest clinically as an increased susceptibility to infection. This group of human diseases was ushered in by a single seminal observation made by a clinician who carefully studied Read More

Fireworks of autoimmunity from birth

A five-month-old male infant was brought into the emergency department by parents with hypotonicity (reduced muscular tone) and drowsiness that began the evening before. The infant presented with refractory atopic dermatitis and recent weight loss.

1. Primary Immunodeficiencies

Introduction to Immune Deficiency Disorders The immune deficiency conditions are a group of disorders that result from one or more abnormalities of the immune system and that manifest clinically as an increased susceptibility to infection. This group of human diseases was ushered in by a single seminal observation made by a clinician who carefully studied Read More

8. Primary Immunodeficiencies

Introduction to Immune Deficiency Disorders The immune deficiency conditions are a group of disorders that result from one or more abnormalities of the immune system and that manifest clinically as an increased susceptibility to infection. This group of human diseases was ushered in by a single seminal observation made by a clinician who carefully studied Read More

Case of eye injury and decreased vision

A 12 year old boy is brought into the paediatric casualty by his parents approximately 18 hours after sustaining a penetrating knife injury to his left eye. The child was…

A case of a 3 month old infant with bloody urine and stools

A three month old male infant presents to the emergency department with a one day history of haematochezia and haematuria, accompanied by a diffuse rash and shortness of breath.

A 9 year old girl presents with body swelling, shortness of breath and backache

A 9 year old girl presents with a one month history of generalised body swelling associated with shortness of breath and backache. Two and a half weeks previously the patient…

A 7 year old with severe muscle weakness and difficulty walking

A 7 year old female presents with a three week history of painful elbows, wrists and hands, generalised weakness and difficulty walking. History: Painful elbows, wrists and hands for 3/52; Sore throat; No early morning stiffness, but a generalised weakness …

14 year old with severe hip pain

A 14 and half year old boy presents with a recent history of tender temperomandibular joints and regular morning stiffness in both hips. He has a limited range of movement in his hips, especially abduction and adduction, and is no longer able to run and play games with his brothers.

 
 
 
 
 
 
International Union of Immunological SocietiesUniversity of South AfricaInstitute of Infectious Disease and Molecular MedicineScience Education PrizesElizabeth Glazer Pediatric Aids FoundationAlere