Latin American challenges with the diagnosis and treatment of primary immunodeficiency diseases

Latin American challenges with the diagnosis and treatment of primary immunodeficiency diseases

Author Costa-Carvalho, Beatriz Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Gonzalez-Serrano, Maria Google Scholar
Espinosa-Padilla, Sara Google Scholar
Segundo, Gesmar Google Scholar
Abstract Introduction: diagnosis of primary immunodeficiency diseases (PID) is still a challenge in many countries in Latin America (LA), especially those that face social and economic problems. The creation of a society was fundamental to combine efforts that resulted in an effective educational program, establishment of a registry and a network to improve diagnosis.Areas covered: The focus of this article is to portray the scenario of PID in LA covering different aspects from different countries. For this, a questionnaire was sent to countries that participate in the Latin American Society for Immunodeficiencies (LASID) registry, with questions related to PID challenges in LA. We realized that today the greatest challenge is the availability of laboratory tests to investigate newly described PIDs.Expert commentary: Despite being faced with many difficulties, the Latin America Society for Immunodeficiencies is supporting clinical immunologists throughout the continent, which has resulted in a greater awareness of these diseases and an increase in the number of diagnosis.
Keywords Primary immunodeficiency
Latin America
education program
family association
xmlui.dri2xhtml.METS-1.0.item-coverage Abingdon
Language English
Date 2017
Published in Expert Review Of Clinical Immunology. Abingdon, v. 13, n. 5, p. 483-489, 2017.
ISSN 1744-666X (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Extent 483-489
Access rights Closed access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000400252600010

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