National Consensus on Diagnosis and Management Guidelines for Primary Immunodeficiency

Document Type: Review

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Abstract

Primary immunodeficiency (PID) is a group of more than 400 distinct genetic disorders affecting both children and adults. As signs and symptoms of PID are usually heterogeneous and unspecific, based on the available human resources and laboratory facilities, diagnosis and follow-up of these patients can be challenging. In line with this notion, management and treatment of PID are practiced divergently in different PID centers. In order to reach a distinct national protocol and given the little evidence on appropriate or universal guidelines to improve the current status of management of the disease, the Iranian PID network designed a consensus suitable for regional resources. This review summarizes this PID guideline based on the importance of different clinical complications and the level of medical authority visiting those at the first line. Further, for each complication, appropriate interventions are mentioned to improve the approach.

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