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Immunology continues to have an ever-expanding role in medicine. The initial clinical area of focus was immunodeficiency, which is the subject of this book. This multiauthored text includes the usual chapters on primary immunodeficiency, as well as information on secondary immunodeficiencies. Secondary immunodeficiencies associated with the newborn; old age; malnutrition; viral, protozoan, and helminth infections; and neoplastic disease are included. The area of primary immunodeficiencies include immunoglobulin deficiency including selective IgA deficiency, metabolic deficiencies, the complement system, phagocytosis, and T-lymphocyte deficiencies. The book was originated by the Scientific Group on Immunodeficiency convened by the World Health Organization, and includes contributions
Primary and Secondary Immunodeficiency Disorders.. Ann Intern Med. ;101:579–580. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-101-4-579_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1984;101(4):579-580.
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