Combined immunodeficiency in the United States and Kuwait: Comparison of patients' characteristics and molecular diagnosis.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

AIM: To compare different variables among (S)CID patients diagnosed in the USA and Kuwait. METHODS: Review of patients registered in The US Immune Deficiency Network registry or Kuwait National PID Registry between 2004 and 2014. RESULTS: Totals of 98 and 69 (S)CID patients were registered during the study period in the USIDNET registry and the KNPIDR, respectively. The average annual incidence rate for the period 2004-2014 of (S)CID in children in Kuwait was 13.01/100,000 children, with an estimated occurrence of 1/7500 live births. There were differences between the two countries in the following variables: age at onset and diagnosis, family history of (S)CID, parental consanguinity, and outcome. More than 14% of (S)CID patients from USIDNET registry were diagnosed through newborn screening. CONCLUSIONS: Patients' characteristics and molecular causes of S(CID) are different between USA and Kuwait. NBS for SCID should be started in countries where the incidence of (S)CID is high.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Al-Herz, W; Notarangelo, LD; Sadek, A; Buckley, R; USIDNET Consortium,

Published Date

  • December 2015

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 161 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 170 - 173

PubMed ID

  • 26248333

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC4869855

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1521-7035

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.clim.2015.07.013


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States