Immunodeficiency - top articles for August 2012

Here are my suggestions for some of the top articles about immunodeficiency for August 2012:

Primary immunodeficiency disease can be overlooked for years - one patient's story: http://goo.gl/P8VCk - People with primary immunodeficiency also face another hurdle with insurance, largely because antibody replacement therapy is very expensive — $200,000 or more a year.

TLR9 and MyD88 play central role in protective immunity to malaria http://goo.gl/VVF07

Interpretation of antibody response to pneumococcal vaccines - AAAAI Ask the Expert http://goo.gl/J2HEc

T(H)17 deficiency leads to chronic mucocutaneous candidiasis - 2012 JACI review http://goo.gl/F5ydt

ImmunoDeficiencySearch.com - interesting website but not authorship info http://goo.gl/QzSxr

In adult community-acquired pneumonia, the most common pneumococcal serotypes implicated were 14, 1, 8, 3, 19A http://goo.gl/5g4Ze

The reason one gives IgG therapy is to replace missing antibodies, not to build up the protein level of IgG http://goo.gl/51t7f

Prevnar and Pneumovax are not interchangeable when it comes their utility in evaluating humoral immune function http://goo.gl/E3LST

All board-certified allergists / immunologists in the U.S. are certified to treat primary immunodeficiency disorders http://goo.gl/YGLxW

Adults with immunocompromising conditions should receive Prevnar 13, PCV13 in addition to Pneumovax 23, PPSV23 http://goo.gl/DTQwt

Clinical Allergy and Immunology - 2011 free full text review in Ulster Med J. http://goo.gl/1GE0o

Combating chronic T-cell exhaustion http://goo.gl/rIXCD

The immunological life cycle of tuberculosis http://bit.ly/QGLvy6

The articles were selected from my Twitter stream @Allergy and Google Reader RSS subscriptions. Some of the top allergy accounts on Twitter contributed links. I appreciate the curation provided by @JuanCIvancevich @AllergyNet @IgECPD4 @DrAnneEllis @AACMaven @AllergieVoeding @allergistmommy @mrathkopf @wheezemd.

Please feel free to send suggestions for articles to allergycases@gmail.com and you will receive acknowledgement in the next edition of this publication.

Image source: Wikipedia.

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