2017, Number 6
Castillo LY, Alonso RA, de Lara GG, Pardo MD, Vera RA
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ABSTRACTFoundation: immunodeficiency diseases are a heterogeneous group of disorders that reflect one or more components of the immune system quantitative and / or qualitative deficit. The fast reference of these cases to the immunology consultation decreases morbidity and mortality.
Objective: to establish the alarm signs for a primary immunodeficiency diagnosis, that will be a referral criterion in the province of Cienfuegos.
Methods: eleven articles on alarm signs for primary immunodeficiencies diagnosis, published by associations and international organizations dedicated to immunology were reviewed. The sign diagnostic value was determined as a criterion for inclusion in the disease warning signs list.
Results: Fifteen alarm signs were established based on their reporting frequency and / or assigned diagnostic value.
Conclusion: alarm signs established by the Cienfuegos provincial immunology group will be taken as referral criteria for immunology consultation due to primary immunodeficiency suspicion, which may contribute to decrease its morbidity.