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Year: 1999  Vol. 3   Num. 3  - July/Sept Print:
Case Report
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Primary Selective IgA Deficiency in Children: report of 4 cases
Imunodeficiência primária seletiva de IgA em crianças: Relato de 4 casos
Author(s):
1Edson Bastos Freitas, 2Hélio Andrade Lessa, 3Sandro Santos Torres, 4Márcio Cardoso Sampaio
Abstract:

The selective IgA immunodeficiency is the most frequent manifestation of the primary immunodeficiencies. Children with selective IgA immunodeficiency clinically present recurrent infections, mainly of the respiratory tract, caused by encapsulated bacteria (S. pneumoniae, H. influenzae, N. meningitidis). The authors present 4 children with selective IgA immunodeficiency presented with recurrent infections in Otorhinolaryngology, review the literature and alert the specialist for the possibility of this diagnosis.

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