Cystic fibrosis, common variable immunodeficiency and Aspergers syndrome: an immunological and behavioural challenge.
AuthorsChotirmall, S H
Low, T B
Flynn, M G
McElvaney, N G
AffiliationRespiratory Research Division, Department of Medicine, Education and Research Centre, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Beaumont Hospital, Beaumont Road, Dublin 9, Republic of Ireland, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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CitationCystic fibrosis, common variable immunodeficiency and Aspergers syndrome: an immunological and behavioural challenge. 2009: Ir J Med Sci
JournalIrish journal of medical science
AbstractINTRODUCTION: Cystic fibrosis (CF) is of particular importance in Ireland as the Irish population has both the highest incidence (2.98/10,000) and the highest carrier rate (1 in 19) in the world. Primary immunodeficiency has not been previously reported as co-existing with CF. CASE REPORT: We report a unique case of CF associated with a primary immunodeficiency syndrome-common variable immunodeficiency (CVID). DISCUSSION: Our patient has CF, CVID and the additional comorbidity of Aspergers syndrome. The challenges inherent in diagnosing and treating such a case are outlined herein and the successful management of this case is evidenced by the well-preserved lung function of our patient.
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