Seven patients had humoral immunodeficiencies
and 6 patients had CIDs (Table 3).
For other primary immunodeficiencies
provided by the reader, such as the case of X-linked agammaglobulinemia, this is a congenital disease that affects males and involves B lymphocytes and plasma cells, which are not the primary immune line in tuberculosis (7), nor does it correspond to our case.
It is a matter of pediatricians feeling empowered, not feeling that children with primary immunodeficiencies
are too complex to manage.
The Health Unit of the OAS is aware of this reality and as part of its commitment to the human rights to life and to healthcare, it organized its first Pan-American Forum on Primary Immunodeficiencies
3] Research Center for Immunodeficiencies
, Children's Medical Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
VDPVs are further divided into 1) iVDPVs isolated from persons with primary immunodeficiencies
who have prolonged VDPV infections after exposure to OPV, 2) cVDPVs that emerge in communities with inadequate OPV coverage, and 3) aVDPVs, which are clinical isolates from persons with no known immunodeficiency and environmental isolates whose ultimate source has not been identified (2).
Seventy-five percent of all primary immunodeficiencies
are disorders of antibody production.
A continued surveillance of these patients might help to establish more definite tendencies regarding rheumatologic manifestations in primary immunodeficiencies
in Switzerland: First report of the national registry in adults and children.
Alain Fischer, MD of the Hopital Necker in Paris, France and colleagues reported long-term results for 919 patients with primary immunodeficiencies
treated with hematopoietic stem cell transplantation at 37 European Centers between 1968 and 1999.
Well aware that infectious diseases and immunodeficiencies
are the leading cause of child mortality and morbidity in the world, but that little exists in one place about the neurological implications of such infections, Barton (pediatrics, U.
Of 946 patients with primary immunodeficiency, including 29 with severe combined immunodeficiencies
, diagnosed from 1980 through 2006 at the Children's Memorial Health Institute in Warsaw, adverse events after BCG vaccination were observed in 16 (8,9).