How to investigate a suspected immune deficiency in adults

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Respir Med. 2020 Jul 29;171:106100. doi: 10.1016/j.rmed.2020.106100. Online ahead of print.

ABSTRACT

Patients with immune deficiencies can present with variable clinical phenotypes. This often translates into a significant delay in their diagnosis, and resultant patient morbidity. This review summarises the most common types of immunodeficiency disorders, primary and secondary, along with their key features. It provides a structured approach for the clinician on when to suspect an immunodeficiency, the initial investigations pathway and when a specialist referral should be considered.

PMID:32799060 | DOI:10.1016/j.rmed.2020.106100

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