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)
- Published Article
Annals of Allergy Asthma & Immunology
- Publication Date
Mar 01, 1996
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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