Undefined and fatal meningoenchephalitis in a patient with combined immune deficiency: a case report

Published on Dec 1, 2015in World Allergy Organization Journal
· DOI :10.1186/1939-4551-8-S1-A165
Karla Boufleur , Myrthes Toledo Barros5
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+ 7 AuthorsJorge Kalil46
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(University of São Paulo)
Abstract
Background Encephalitis is defined by the presence of brain inflammation associated with clinical evidence of neurological dysfunction. It can be due to infection (most common cause is viruses) or not (like post vaccine or auto immune). Primary immunodeficiency is defined as a genetic basis that leads any alteration in immune system (innate or adaptative) predisposing to infections, auto immunity and malignancies. Combined immunodefiency,alteration in T and B cell function, are potentially fatal disease.
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