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Common variable immunodeficiency disorders: What generalists should know

A C Jeevarathnum, A van Niekerk, J Kriel, R J Green

Abstract


Primary immune deficiency disorders (PIDDs) are common and underdiagnosed. Predominant antibody deficiencies (PADs) are the most common type of immune deficiency and comprise 55% of the immune deficiencies diagnosed. Although immunoglobulin A (IgA) deficiency remains the most common type of PID, common variable immunodeficiency disorders remain the most common symptomatic PID for which medical therapy is sought


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A C Jeevarathnum, Department of Paediatric Pulmonology, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Pretoria, South Africa

A van Niekerk, Department of Paediatric Pulmonology, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Pretoria, South Africa

J Kriel, Sandton Allergy and Immunology Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa

R J Green, Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Pretoria and Steve Biko Academic Hospital, Pretoria, South Africa

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African Journal of Thoracic and Critical Care Medicine 2021;27(3):112-116. DOI:10.7196/AJTCCM.2021.v27i3.228

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Date submitted: 2021-10-01
Date published: 2021-10-04

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