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Autoimmunity and Inborn Errors of Immunity: Two Faces of the Same Coin!

Neha Singh, Sagar Bhattad

Keywords : Autoimmunity, Immune deficiency, Immune dysregulation

Citation Information : Singh N, Bhattad S. Autoimmunity and Inborn Errors of Immunity: Two Faces of the Same Coin!. Pediatr Inf Dis 2022; 4 (4):153-155.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10081-1374

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 31-12-2022

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2022; The Author(s).


Autoimmune disorders are a heterogeneous group of disorders characterized by immune dysregulation and are associated with a loss of tolerance to self-antigens. Autoimmunity in patients with inborn errors of immunity (IEI) has always been a puzzling phenomenon! Autoimmunity may be the first clinical presentation or sequel in patients with IEI. In this paper, we discuss the mechanisms of autoimmunity in IEI and present a few clinical cases highlighting the need to consider an IEI in patients presenting with autoimmunity and infections, polyautoimmunity, and polyendocrinopathy.

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