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)

Journal Article (Journal Article)

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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Cited Authors

  • Shearer, WT; Buckley, RH; Engler, RJ; Finn, AF; Fleisher, TA; Freeman, TM; Herrod, HG; Levinson, AI; Lopez, M; Rich, RR; Rosenfeld, SI; Rosenwasser, LJ

Published Date

  • March 1996

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 76 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 282 - 294

PubMed ID

  • 8634885

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1081-1206

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/s1081-1206(10)63442-4


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States