Primary and secondary immunodeficiencies


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© 2014 Springer-Verlag London. All rights are reserved. Primary immunodeficiencies are rare disorders that are frequently considered in critically-ill children that are admitted to the intensive care unit with recurrent life-threatening infections. In this chapter, we have briefly reviewed the primary and secondary immunodeficiencies that an intensivist is likely to encounter in the PICU. The immunodeficiencies have been categorized as primary defects of antibody production, combined Immunodeficiencies, primary defects of cellular immunity, complement deficiencies and phagocytic Disorders.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Aneja, RK; Rotta, AT

Published Date

  • February 1, 2014

Volume / Issue

  • 3 /

Book Title

  • Pediatric Critical Care Medicinems

Start / End Page

  • 431 - 451

International Standard Book Number 10 (ISBN-10)

  • 1447164156

International Standard Book Number 13 (ISBN-13)

  • 9781447164159

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/978-1-4471-6416-6_29

Citation Source

  • Scopus