Primary immunodeficiency diseases in the Middle East

Authors

  • Saleh Al-Muhsen,

    1. Prince Naif Centre for Immunology Research, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
    2. Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
    3. Paediatric Allergy and Clinical Immunology, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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  • Zobaida Alsum

    1. Prince Naif Centre for Immunology Research, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
    2. Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
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Address for correspondence: Saleh Al-Muhsen, M.D., Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia 2925, Riyadh 11461. almuhsen@ksu.edu.sa

Abstract

Reports on primary immunodeficiency diseases (PIDs) have clearly shown wide geographic and ethnic variations. Understanding these variations is expected to play a major role in improving the diagnosis and management of such diseases, and will also affect research on PIDs. In this short review, we explore the unique aspects of primary immunodeficiencies in the Middle East.

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