EM2303C "Inborn Errors of Immunity: Clinical Immunology at UT Southwestern" (IM GR-030323)

Purpose and Overview

A real life case will be presented to highlight the frequent and complicated association between primary immunodeficiency and autoimmunity. The presentation, clinical assessment and management will be discussed. The role of genetic analysis in diagnosing inborn errors of immunity, and shedding light on pathogenesis, prognosis and in some cases, targeted treatment will be discussed. The spectrum of inborn errors of immunity seen at UT Southwestern will be presented, and we wll touch on research here which seeks to expand knowledge regarding the genetic causes of immunodeficiency.

Target Audience

UT Southwestern faculty, fellows, residents and medical students, community physicians, nurse clinicians, physician assistants and nurses.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the participant should be able to:

  • Recognize that co-association of frequent/severe or unusual infections and autoimmune or inflammatory disease, should raise a red flag for an inborn error of immunity or immunodeficiency disorder.
  • Understand the diagnosis and management of the most common clinically relevant immunodeficency in adults (CVID - common variable immunodeficiency).
  • Understand the role of genetic testing in patients with immunodeficiency, particularly those with associated autoimmunity.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA
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Photo: First Last, M.D.Christian Wysocki, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Internal Medicine
Division of Allergy and Immunology

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA


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