Immune Deficiency Disease' of Undetermined Aetiology in Infancy

  • J Katz
  • MH Shnier

Abstract

Immunodeficiency diseases in infancy may be genetic or may result from an infection acquired during intrauterine life. A precise aetiological diagnosis is important for genetic counselling purposes, prognosis and treatment. The case of a young female child with a combined immunodeficiency disease and thrombocytopenia is presented. The difficulties of establishing a precise aetiological diagnosis are illustrated.

S. Afr. Med. J., 48, 687 (1974).

Author Biographies

J Katz
Immunology Unit, Department of Haematology, School of Pathology, South African Institute for Medical Research and University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg
MH Shnier
Immunology Unit, Department of Haematology, School of Pathology, South African Institute for Medical Research and University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg
Published
2018-02-07
Section
Articles

Journal Identifiers


eISSN: 0256-95749
print ISSN: 2078-5135