Journal of Clinical and Cellular Immunology

Journal of Clinical and Cellular Immunology
Open Access

ISSN: 2155-9899

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Pieter Rousseau Fourie

Pieter Rousseau Fourie
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences,
P.O. Box 241, Cape Town 8000
South Africa

  • Short Communication
    Immune Modulation in Children. A South African Perspective
    Author(s): Pieter Rousseau FouriePieter Rousseau Fourie

    Immune deficiencies in South Africa can be divided into two categories, i.e. primary immune deficiencies or secondary due to illnesses such as malignancies or infection e.g. the human immune virus (HIV). In the private pediatric clinical setting, children of-ten present with illnesses that can be traced to selective secondary immune deficiencies. Although highly effective, not all children are eligible for intravenous immunoglobulin therapy, either due to costs or non-IgG related immune deficiencies such as selective IgA or T-cell deficiencies. Intramuscular and subdermal immunoglobulin options are equally expensive and uncomfortable. The use of oral immune modulators, such as the erythromycin derivatives, has raised some concern, mainly because of the potential risk of bacterial resistance. Other so called immune boosters, e.g. Echinacea’s, are being advertised as potential sol.. View More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2155-9899.1000414

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