A Young Girl with Repeated Episodes of Pneumonia and Intermittednt Diarrhoea - The Primary Immunodeficiency Syndrome

Authors

  • Abdullah Al-Mamun Honorary Medical Officer, Department of Medicine, Dhaka Medical College
  • Samim Hasan Honorary Medical Officer, Department of Medicine, Dhaka Medical College
  • Syed Ahmed Abdullah Honorary Medical Officer, Department of Medicine, Dhaka Medical College
  • Ahmed Riyad Hossain Assistant Registrar, Department of Medicine, Dhaka Medical College
  • Safiul Alam Indoor Medical Officer, Department of Medicine, Dhaka Medical College
  • Robed Amin Assistant Professor of Medicine, Dhaka Medical College
  • MA Kahhar Professor of Medicine, Dhaka Medical College, Department of Medicine Unit V, Dhaka Medical College Hospital, Dhaka

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/bjmed.v22i1.13597

Keywords:

immunodecifiency syndrome

Abstract

A description is given of a case of a young girl who presented with repeated episodes of pneumonia since childhood. In addition, she had episodes of intermittent diarrhoea. Her investigative work-up revealed a deficiency of serum immunoglobulins. The profile was suggestive of common variable immunodeficiency. Because of a relative rarity of this disease, it is often misdiagnosed earlier. Late diagnosis and delayed institution of immunoglobulin replacement therapy results in increased morbidity with a wide variety of organ-specific complications and increased mortality.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3329/bjmed.v22i1.13597

Bangladesh J Medicine 2011; 22: 24-26

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Published

2013-02-02

How to Cite

Al-Mamun, A., Hasan, S., Abdullah, S. A., Hossain, A. R., Alam, S., Amin, R., & Kahhar, M. (2013). A Young Girl with Repeated Episodes of Pneumonia and Intermittednt Diarrhoea - The Primary Immunodeficiency Syndrome. Bangladesh Journal of Medicine, 22(1), 24–26. https://doi.org/10.3329/bjmed.v22i1.13597

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Case Reports