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1

An infant has an immunodeficiency making him especially susceptible to enteroviruses among other problems. Which cell type of immunodeficiency does he probably have?

B cell deficiency

2

A two year old has Neisseria meningitidis sepsis. Which type of immunodeficiency should you test for?

Terminal compliment deficiency

3

List four combined B/T cell deficiencies.

SCID
Wiskott-Aldrich
Bloom syndrome
Nijmegen breakage syndrome

4

A child with SCID has immunodeficiency involving which general immune system cell types?

B and T

5

Nijmegen breakage syndrome involves which immune system cell types?

B and T

6

Bloom syndrome involves which immune system cell types?

B and T

7

A toddler in your office presents with recurrent abscess and was treated 1 year ago for a hepatic abscess. What type of immune deficiency should you test for?

Phagocytic disorders such as chronic granulomatous disease (inability to mount an oxidative burst.)

8

List some organisms commonly causing infection in phagocytic disorders.

Staph aureus
Serratia
Aspergillus
Crhomobacterium
Burkholderia
Nocardia