International Journal of Immunology

Volume 9, Issue 4, December 2021

  • A Fatal Case of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Complicated with Diffuse Alveolar Hemorrhage

    Parackrama Karunathilake, Ruwanthi Jayasinghe, Thilak Jayalath, Shamali Abeyagunawardena, Udaya Ralapanawa

    Issue: Volume 9, Issue 4, December 2021
    Pages: 68-72
    Received: Sep. 22, 2021
    Accepted: Oct. 12, 2021
    Published: Oct. 28, 2021
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    Abstract: Introduction: SLE is a multisystem autoimmune disease with variable clinical presentation. DAH is a rare but catastrophic manifestation of SLE with high mortality, requiring early, intensive therapy. Case Presentation: A 31-year-old female presented with low-grade fever and joint pains for six weeks associated with alopecia, anorexia, and weight lo... Show More
  • CD3+ T Cell Lineage Specific Maternal Engraftment in Pediatric Patient with Severe Combined Immunodeficiency Disorder

    Gansuvd Balgansuren, Nakita Shelton, Lois Regen, Dana McLendon, Susan Russell, Paula Peterson, Ada Ng, Dylan Smith, Debra Cordell, Chris McFarland

    Issue: Volume 9, Issue 4, December 2021
    Pages: 73-78
    Received: Nov. 23, 2021
    Accepted: Dec. 15, 2021
    Published: Dec. 24, 2021
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    Abstract: Background: Transplacental Maternal Engraftment (TME) is common in patients with Severe Combined Immunodeficiency Disorder (SCID), however only a few are complicated by Graft Versus Host Disease (GVHD) prior to Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation (HCT). Objective: We will discuss a rare case of a SCID patient with complete TME at birth who later dev... Show More
  • The Virology, Re-emergence of COVID-19, and Resurgence of Ebola

    Aigbogun Ighodaro Edwin, Bakare-Akpata Osarobo

    Issue: Volume 9, Issue 4, December 2021
    Pages: 79-82
    Received: Feb. 21, 2021
    Accepted: Sep. 10, 2021
    Published: Dec. 31, 2021
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    Abstract: Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome-Corona virus 2 (SARS-COV-2) is a viral agent capable of causing Corona Virus Disease-2019 (COVID-19) infection. The viral strain was first reported in Wuhan city, China, in 2019 hence the suffix'-19', before it's spread into major parts of the world due to its high risk of transmission via air; this has resulted in... Show More