Serbian group for primary immunodeficiencies (SGPI) is non profit, non government organization with the aim to achieve common interests of its members as well as common goals in the field of diagnostics and treatment of primary immunodeficiencies.
MISSION AND VISION
Achievement of full scale quality of life and maximal life potentials in every patient suffering of primary immunodeficiency diseases (PID) in Republic of Serbia.
SGPI is striving to provide equal accessibility to diagnostic and therapeutic procedures for every patient suffering of PID, throughout the whole territory of Serbia, no matter the residence.
Measures for improvement of treatment, education and awareness raising of health workers, improvement of screening and diagnosis of PID in Serbia
Immunodeficincies could be primary and acquired.
Primary immunodeficinecies are caused by genetic disturbances that disrupt normal differentiation and function of the immune system. Diagnosis of the primary immunodeficiency diseases (PID) is most commonly made in children less than 15 years old (80% are males), with the predominance of B cell defects. Combined B and T cell deficits, disorders of the innate immunity and complement components are less common.
Acquired immunodeficiencies are far more common, and are the result of negative influence of the various environmental and microbial factors on the immune system. The most prominent infective cause of the secondary immune deficiency is the HIV virus, while malnutrition, chemo/radiotherapy could be also significant.