Type

Report

Authors

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

Subjects

Psychiatry

Topics
male psychology young adult asperger syndrome complications patient compliance humans diagnosis adult cystic fibrosis drug therapy common variable immunodeficiency

Cystic fibrosis, common variable immunodeficiency and Aspergers syndrome: an immunological and behavioural challenge. (2009)

Abstract 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. We report a unique case of CF associated with a primary immunodeficiency syndrome--common variable immunodeficiency (CVID). 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.
Collections Ireland -> Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland -> PubMed

Full list of authors on original publication

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

Experts in our system

1
Noel G McElvaney
Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
Total Publications: 194
 
2
Cedric Gunaratnam
Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
Total Publications: 18