Essential Pediatric Immunopathology

The immune system is responsible for defence, vigilance, and homeostasis. Immunodeficiency, allergy, and autoimmune illnesses are caused by pathological changes in the immune system. Immunodeficiencies occur when the immune system is unable to generate a sufficient response to hostility from the outside environment. Allergies occur when the immune system encounters and perceives an environmental factor as an aggressor, resulting in an excessive response. An aggressive response to the body’s own structures is developed in autoimmune disorders. Multiple origins and effector pathways are implicated in these various pathogenic immune response changes. The information in this text is intended for non-specialist physicians. The goal of this chapter is to provide a brief overview of the clinical characteristics, diagnosis, and treatment of the most common immunopathological illnesses in children and adolescents.

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Arnoldo Quezada
Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine University of Chile, Santiago, Chile.

David Martinez
Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine University of Chile, Santiago, Chile.

Luis Lira
Police Hospital (Hoscar), Santiago, Chile.

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