Thursday October 16th 2008 will be the Educational Day of the ESID meeting.
Have a look at the programme at a glance
This report describes achievements of the ESID Juniors in the last two years and it also outlines our future activities on which we want to focus during the next two years.
ESID Young Researchers Corner-News@ESID Fall 2012, by Sara Ciullini Mannurita
The ESID Genetic Working Party wants to help to connect and support the collaborative clinical, genetic laboratories and research units associated with the ESID society.
The European Primary Immunodeficiencies (PIDs) Consensus Conference in Langen (2006) outlined the need for quality assurance for assays to measure specific antibodies to common pathogens and immunization antigens. In order to make a diagnosis of primary antibody failure, it is important to show that a patient is unable to make antibodies to pathogens; this may be demonstrated using either common exposure antigens or those used for immunization. Streptococcus pneumoniae, a common gram positive bacterium, is one such pathogen that is estimated by the WHO to be responsible for over one million acute deaths worldwide. This includes patients with primary immune deficiencies, who are particularly susceptible to infections caused by encapsulated bacteria.