Primary Immunodeficiencies (PID): Clinical Findings, Diagnosis and Treatment Options

Publication Date: 21 December 2023
Continuing Education Units: 0.5 hours

Lecture Description:

In this lecture, Dr. Wahn introduces the topic of Primary Immunodeficiencies (PID). He reviews the clinical impact abnormal/opportunistic infections have on individuals with PID and also reviews other clinical findings associated with PID. In addition, Dr. Wahn discusses the diagnostic approach for PID and reviews current treatment options.

Lecture Objectives:

• Describe “normal” susceptibility to infections; 
• Describe abnormal/opportunistic infections; 
• Review findings in PID other than infection; 
• Discuss basic laboratory workup; 
• Discuss advanced workup in PID centers; and, 
• Review options for treatment.
  • Run Time: 29 minutes

Lecture Instructor Bio(s)

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Volker Wahn, MD

Head and Senior Physician (retired) 
Immunodeficiency Center of the Charité Hospital (IDCC) and Jeffrey Modell Center for Primary Immunodefciency 
Berlin, Germany
Professor Doctor Volker Wahn held several professional positions specializing in allergology and pediatric pulmonology prior to his partial retirement in 2014 and final retirement in 2022. His research included the areas of pediatric immunology, infectiology, allergology, rheumatology, oncology, and pulmonology. His training and teaching experience is reflected in this lecture on primary immunodeficiencies.

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