Approach to adult patients with recurrent infections
ROBIN K. AVERY, MD
Dr. Avery is a staff physician in the Department of Infectious Disease at the Cleveland Clinic. Her special interests are infections in transplant recipients and other immunocompromised patients.
MARK S. PASTERNACK, MD
Dr. Pasternack is chief of the Pediatric Infectious Disease Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital and an associate professor of pediatrics at Harvard Medical School. His research interests are in cytotoxic t-lymphocyte function.
Recurrent infections often reflect underlying abnormalities, either anatomic or immunologic. In this paper we review how to recognize the underlying disorders in a variety of recurrent infections.