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Primary immunodeficiencies

At present more than 300 types of primary immunodeficiencies (PID) have been identified, which require highly specialised management, both in terms of diagnosis and treatment.

One of the main objectives in the area of PID is to identify those patients of SJD Barcelona Children's Hospital who have symptoms suggestive of PID and who may have an immune defect. Making this diagnosis is vital because it means that suitable treatment can be given early, which is essential in the quality of life and prognosis of many patients. 

Most primary immunodeficiency diseases are rare diseases, and to optimise their treatment, we work with a network of other reference centres