When to suspect an immune deficiency in adults?


Abire Allaoui
Khaoula Mokhantar
Leila Jeddane
Fatima Ailal
Hassan Elkabli
Ahmed Aziz Bousfiha
Mina Moudatir


Immune deficiencies in adults are quite common conditions in medical practice. However, they present with different clinical phenotypes, whether primary or
secondary, which makes their diag- nosis more tedious, hence diagnostic and management delays. Through this update, we will review the most common immune
deficiencies, their presentations and features. This update`s main aim was to propose to the practitioner a structured clinical reasoning and approach, in order to
suspect an immune deficiency and initiate a guided exploration. It will also be easier for him to know when a referral to the specialist is necessary.