Revista Cubana de Pediatría
On-line version ISSN 1561-3119
GUNTINAS ZAMORA, Ma. Victoria; TOLEDO RODRIGUEZ, Isabel; VARGAS DIAZ, José and POZO ALONSO, Albia J.. Inmunodeficiencia con ataxia telangiectasia: presentación de 4 casos. Rev Cubana Pediatr [online]. 2004, vol.76, n.1, pp. 0-0. ISSN 1561-3119.
4 patients with symptoms and signs typical of an immunodeficiency with ataxia telangiectasia from the clinical point of view and from the point of view of the serological and cellular markers are presented. In all the cases, ataxia was confirmed when the patients began to walk. Telangiectasies had a later appearance and the infections manifested at very early ages. The immunological defects of B and T cells were heterogeneous. The patients maintain infectious pictures despite being under immunostimulating treatment. The neurological disease is in progress. It is recommended the close follow-up of the cases due to the possible emergence of severe complications, such as chronic pulmonary disease or lymphoreticular neoplasias.
Keywords : TELANGIECTASIA [complications]; ATAXIA TELANGIECTASIA [immunology]; COMMUNICABLE DISEASES; RECURRENCE; IMMUNODEFICIENCY SYNDROMES; INFANT.