Journal of Clinical Immunology

, Volume 1, Issue 1, pp 31–39

Primary immunodeficiency syndrome in Japan. I. Overview of a nationwide survey on primary immunodeficiency syndrome

  • Hiroshi Hayakawa
  • Tsutomu Iwata
  • Junichi Yata
  • Noboru Kobayashi
Original Articles

DOI: 10.1007/BF00915474

Cite this article as:
Hayakawa, H., Iwata, T., Yata, J. et al. J Clin Immunol (1981) 1: 31. doi:10.1007/BF00915474

Abstract

The results of a nationwide survey on primary immunodeficiency syndrome (PIS) in Japan are presented. By the repeated questionnaire method, 497 PIS cases were collected prior to February 1979 with clinical information. Numbers of each type of PIS, age at the time of diagnosis, patient's status at the time of registration, familial incidence of PIS, and development of malignancy, autoimmune diseases, and allergic diseases among all reported patients are presented and discussed.

Key words

Immunodeficiency autoantibodies malignancy familial incidences 

Copyright information

© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • Hiroshi Hayakawa
    • 1
  • Tsutomu Iwata
    • 1
  • Junichi Yata
    • 2
  • Noboru Kobayashi
    • 1
    • 3
  1. 1.All-Japan Immunodeficiency Registration Center, Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of MedicineThe University of TokyoTokyoJapan
  2. 2.Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of MedicineTokyo Medical and Dental CollegeTokyoJapan
  3. 3.All-Japan Immunodeficiency Registration CenterJapan

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