Immunoglobulin deficiency in patients with Streptococcus pneumoniae or Haemophilus influenzae invasive infections.

@article{Martinot2014ImmunoglobulinDI,
  title={Immunoglobulin deficiency in patients with Streptococcus pneumoniae or Haemophilus influenzae invasive infections.},
  author={M Martinot and Laetitia Oswald and Elisabeth Parisi and Elodie Etienne and Nicolas Argy and Isabelle Grawey and Dominique de Briel and Mahsa Mohseni Zadeh and Laure F{\'e}d{\'e}rici and Gilles Blaison and C. Theodore Koebel and Beno{\^i}t Jaulhac and Yves Hansmann and Daniel Christmann},
  journal={International journal of infectious diseases : IJID : official publication of the International Society for Infectious Diseases},
  year={2014},
  volume={19},
  pages={
          79-84
        }
}
OBJECTIVES Immunoglobulin (Ig) deficiency is a well-known risk factor for Streptococcus pneumoniae or Haemophilus influenzae infections and noteworthy invasive diseases. However, the proportion of these deficiencies in cases of invasive disease is unknown. The objective of this study was to evaluate the rate of Ig deficiency in cases of invasive disease. METHODS A prospective study was conducted from January 2008 to October 2010 in two French hospitals. Measurement of Ig levels was carried… CONTINUE READING
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