Asthma Allergy Immunology

Asthma Allergy Immunology

2015, Vol 13, Num, 1     (Pages: 055-057)

Primary immunodefi ciency masquerading the diagnosis of chronic lymphocytic leukemia: a case of selective immunoglobulin A defi ciency

Şevket ARSLAN 1, Ramazan UÇAR 1, A. Zafer ÇALIŞKANER 1,

1 Necmettin Erbakan Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, İmmünoloji ve Allerji Bilim Dalı, Konya, Türkiye

DOI: 10.5578/aai.9042
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The awareness of the probability of primary immunodeficiency in adults has been increased. However, careful diff erential diagnosis is necessary before a final diagnosis of primary immunodeficiency is made. In this report, a patient with a preliminary diagnosis of primary immunodefi ciency due to recurrent pulmonary infections and selective IgA defi ciency who was finally diagnosed as chronic lymphocytic leukemia was presented.

Keywords : Primary immunodeficiency, IgA deficiency, hypogammaglobulinemia, chronic lymphocytic leukemia