Recent Advances and Current Status of Primary Immunodeficiency Disease in Iran

Document Type: Review

Authors

Research Center for Immunodeficiencies, Pediatrics Center of Excellence, Children's Medical Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

Abstract

Although comprehension of the molecularbasis of primary immunodeficiency diseases (PID) provides unique insight into the functioning of the immune system, translational research is also needed to provide better care to affected individuals. Many institutions and academic departments have been established to provide training and encourage collaborative research on the immune system and related disorders. In Iran, one of the frontiers of PIDs in the Middle Eastern region, considerable progress in basic and clinical immunology has been achieved during the last three decades. During this period, massive improvements have revolutionized the management of PIDs in the country, from educational and research related aspects to diagnostic procedures and treatments available to Iranian PID patients. In this review, we seek to elucidate the current status of PIDs in Iran from different angles and to speculate upon the opportunities that the future may bring.

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