Journal article

Predominantly Antibody-Deficient Patients With Non-infectious Complications Have Reduced Naive B, Treg, Th17, and Tfh17 Cells

Emily SJ Edwards, Julian J Bosco, Pei M Aui, Robert G Stirling, Paul U Cameron, Josh Chatelier, Fiona Hore-Lacy, Robyn E O'Hehir, Menno C van Zelm

FRONTIERS IN IMMUNOLOGY | FRONTIERS MEDIA SA | Published : 2019

Abstract

Background: Patients with predominantly antibody deficiency (PAD) suffer from severe and recurrent infections that require lifelong immunoglobulin replacement and prophylactic antibiotic treatment. Disease incidence is estimated to be 1:25,000 worldwide, and up to 68% of patients develop non-infectious complications (NIC) including autoimmunity, which are difficult to treat, causing high morbidity, and early mortality. Currently, the etiology of NIC is unknown, and there are no diagnostic and prognostic markers to identify patients at risk. Objectives: To identify immune cell markers that associate with NIC in PAD patients. Methods: We developed a standardized 11-color flow cytometry panel t..

View full abstract