Evaluation of the Adult with Suspected Immunodeficiency

Antoine Azar, Zuhair K. Ballas

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Abstract

Several primary immunodeficiencies may have their initial presentation in adulthood. Although recurrent infections are the hallmark of an underlying immunodeficiency, they need not be the presenting manifestation. This review highlights aspects of infections, as well as noninfectious diseases, that should prompt a high index of suspicion for an underlying immune disorder. The office tests that can be obtained for initial screening and their interpretation are detailed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)764-768
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican Journal of Medicine
Volume120
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2007
Externally publishedYes

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Immune System Diseases
Infection

Keywords

  • Antibody deficiency
  • Common variable immunodeficiency
  • Failure to thrive
  • Hypogammaglobulinemia
  • Immune deficiency
  • Opportunistic organisms
  • Recurrent infections

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  • Nursing(all)

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Evaluation of the Adult with Suspected Immunodeficiency. / Azar, Antoine; Ballas, Zuhair K.

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Azar, Antoine ; Ballas, Zuhair K. / Evaluation of the Adult with Suspected Immunodeficiency. In: American Journal of Medicine. 2007 ; Vol. 120, No. 9. pp. 764-768.
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