Approach to the patient with recurrent infections.

@article{Ballow2008ApproachTT,
  title={Approach to the patient with recurrent infections.},
  author={Mark Ballow},
  journal={Clinical reviews in allergy & immunology},
  year={2008},
  volume={34 2},
  pages={129-40}
}
Children with a history of recurrent or unusual infections present a diagnostic challenge. Differentiation between frequent infections caused by common risk factors, versus primary immune dysfunction should be based on a detailed history and physical examination and, if indicated, followed by appropriate laboratory studies. A high index of suspicion could lead to an early diagnosis and treatment of an underlying immune deficiency disease. This article presents to physicians an approach to the… CONTINUE READING
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