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Practice parameters for the diagnosis and management of immunodeficiency. The Clinical and Laboratory Immunology Committee of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology (CLIC-AAAAI)

Authors
  • Shearer, W T
  • Buckley, R H
  • Engler, R J
  • Finn, A F Jr
  • Fleisher, T A
  • Freeman, T M
  • Herrod, H G 3rd
  • Levinson, A I
  • Lopez, M
  • Rich, R R
  • Rosenfeld, S I
  • Rosenwasser, L J
Type
Published Article
Journal
Annals of Allergy Asthma & Immunology
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Mar 01, 1996
Volume
76
Issue
3
Pages
282–294
Identifiers
PMID: 8634885
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

In this brief review, only the most useful immunologic tests available for defining host defects that lead to susceptibility to infection have been emphasized. It should be pointed out that those evaluations and tests ordered by the physician will rule out the vast majority of the currently recognized defects. Finally, it is important that any patients identified as abnormal by these screening tests be characterized as fully as possible in centers specializing in these diseases before therapy is initiated, since what may appear to be a simple diagnosis on the surface may be an indicator of more complex underlying problems.

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