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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 179-181  

Primary immune deficiency in the intensive care unit: It is never too late to diagnose and treat

Rucha S Dagaonkar1, Tiyas Sen1, Zarir F Udwadia1, Mukesh B Desai2 
1 Department of Pulmonary Medicine, P D Hinduja National Hospital and MRC, Mumbai, India
2 Paed Haematology, Oncology, B.J. Wadia Hospital for Children, Parel, Mumbai, India

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Common variable immunodeficiency disorders (CVIDs), a heterogeneous group of primary immune deficiencies, can present at all age. Our patient with a hitherto undiagnosed CVID, symptomatic since middle ages, presented with severe pneumonia. Specific management of his CVID in addition to standard therapy was life-saving.


How to cite this article:
Dagaonkar RS, Sen T, Udwadia ZF, Desai MB. Primary immune deficiency in the intensive care unit: It is never too late to diagnose and treat.Indian J Crit Care Med 2011;15:179-181


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Dagaonkar RS, Sen T, Udwadia ZF, Desai MB. Primary immune deficiency in the intensive care unit: It is never too late to diagnose and treat. Indian J Crit Care Med [serial online] 2011 [cited 2014 Oct 30 ];15:179-181
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