Primary immunodeficiencies in highly consanguineous North African populations.

@article{Barbouche2011PrimaryII,
  title={Primary immunodeficiencies in highly consanguineous North African populations.},
  author={Mohamed Ridha Barbouche and Nermeen Moftah Galal and Imen Ben-Mustapha and Le{\"i}la Jeddane and Fethi Mellouli and Fatima Ailal and Mohamed Bejaoui and Jeanette Boutros and Aisha Marsafy and Ahmed Aziz Bousfiha},
  journal={Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences},
  year={2011},
  volume={1238},
  pages={42-52}
}
The study of inbred populations has contributed remarkably to the description of new autosomal recessive primary immunodeficiencies (PIDs). Here, we examine the pattern of PIDs in North African populations and assess the impact of highly prevalent consanguinity. This review reports on the current status of pediatricians' awareness of PIDs in Egypt, Morocco, and Tunisia, where awareness of PIDs is relatively recent. The phenotypic distribution of PIDs is reported and compared among the three… CONTINUE READING

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