Prevalence of Primary Immunodeficiency in Korea

  title={Prevalence of Primary Immunodeficiency in Korea},
  author={Jung Woo Rhim and Kyung Hyo Kim and Dong Soo Kim and Bong Seong Kim and Jung Soo Kim and Chang Hwi Kim and Hwang Min Kim and Hee Ju Park and Ki Soo Pai and Byong Kwan Son and Kyung Sue Shin and Moo Young Oh and Young Jong Woo and Young Yoo and Kun Soo Lee and Kyung Yil Lee and Chong Guk Lee and Joon Sung Lee and Eun Hee Chung and Eun Hwa Choi and Youn Soo Hahn and Hyun-Young Park and Joong Gon Kim},
  booktitle={Journal of Korean medical science},
This study represents the first epidemiological study based on the national registry of primary immunodeficiencies (PID) in Korea. Patient data were collected from 23 major hospitals. A total of 152 patients with PID (under 19 yr of age), who were observed from 2001 to 2005, have been entered in this registry. The period prevalence of PID in Korea in 2005 is 11.25 per million children. The following frequencies were found: antibody deficiencies, 53.3% (n = 81), phagocytic disorders, 28.9% (n… CONTINUE READING


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