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, 38 (6), 383-392

[Primary Immunodeficiency and Autoimmunity]

[Article in French]
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[Primary Immunodeficiency and Autoimmunity]

[Article in French]
A Guffroy et al. Rev Med Interne.

Abstract

Many evidences highlight that immunodeficiency and autoimmunity are two sides of a same coin. Primary immune deficiencies (PIDs), which are rare mono- or multigenic defects of innate or adaptative immunity, frequently associate with autoimmunity. Analyses of single-gene defects in immune pathways of families with PIDs, by new tools of molecular biology (next genome sequencing technologies), allowed a better understanding of the ways that could both drive immune defect with immune deficiency and autoimmunity. Moreover, genes implicated in rare single-gene defects are now known to be also involved in polygenic conventional autoimmune diseases. Here, we describe the main autoimmune symptoms occurring in PIDs and the underlying mechanisms that lead to autoimmunity in immunodeficiency. We review the links between autoimmunity and immunodeficiency and purpose some principles of care for patients with PIDs and autoimmunity.

Keywords: Auto-immunité; Autoimmunity; Common variable immunodeficiency (CVID); Déficit immunitaire commun variable (DICV); Déficit immunitaire primitif (DIP); Primary immunodeficiency.

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