Cystic fibrosis, common variable immunodeficiency and Aspergers syndrome: An immunological and behavioural challenge

S. H. Chotirmall, T. B. Low, Hassan Tidi Maharani, P. Branagan, C. Kernekamp, M. G. Flynn, C. Gunaratnam, N. G. McElvaney

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Abstract

Introduction: Cystic fibrosis (CF) is of particular importance in Ireland as the Irish population has both the highest incidence (2.98/10,000) and the highest carrier rate (1 in 19) in the world. Primary immunodeficiency has not been previously reported as co-existing with CF. Case report: We report a unique case of CF associated with a primary immunodeficiency syndrome - common variable immunodeficiency (CVID). Discussion: Our patient has CF, CVID and the additional comorbidity of Aspergers syndrome. The challenges inherent in diagnosing and treating such a case are outlined herein and the successful management of this case is evidenced by the well-preserved lung function of our patient.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)607-609
Number of pages3
JournalIrish Journal of Medical Science
Volume180
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2011
Externally publishedYes

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Asperger Syndrome
Common Variable Immunodeficiency
Cystic Fibrosis
Case Management
Ireland
Comorbidity
Lung
Variable Immunodeficiency syndrome
Incidence
Population

Keywords

  • Aspergers
  • Common variable immunodeficiency
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Immunodeficiency

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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Chotirmall, S. H., Low, T. B., Tidi Maharani, H., Branagan, P., Kernekamp, C., Flynn, M. G., ... McElvaney, N. G. (2011). Cystic fibrosis, common variable immunodeficiency and Aspergers syndrome: An immunological and behavioural challenge. Irish Journal of Medical Science, 180(2), 607-609. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11845-009-0398-1

Cystic fibrosis, common variable immunodeficiency and Aspergers syndrome : An immunological and behavioural challenge. / Chotirmall, S. H.; Low, T. B.; Tidi Maharani, Hassan; Branagan, P.; Kernekamp, C.; Flynn, M. G.; Gunaratnam, C.; McElvaney, N. G.

In: Irish Journal of Medical Science, Vol. 180, No. 2, 06.2011, p. 607-609.

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Chotirmall, SH, Low, TB, Tidi Maharani, H, Branagan, P, Kernekamp, C, Flynn, MG, Gunaratnam, C & McElvaney, NG 2011, 'Cystic fibrosis, common variable immunodeficiency and Aspergers syndrome: An immunological and behavioural challenge', Irish Journal of Medical Science, vol. 180, no. 2, pp. 607-609. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11845-009-0398-1
Chotirmall, S. H. ; Low, T. B. ; Tidi Maharani, Hassan ; Branagan, P. ; Kernekamp, C. ; Flynn, M. G. ; Gunaratnam, C. ; McElvaney, N. G. / Cystic fibrosis, common variable immunodeficiency and Aspergers syndrome : An immunological and behavioural challenge. In: Irish Journal of Medical Science. 2011 ; Vol. 180, No. 2. pp. 607-609.
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