Turkey Medicals tourism company centers, clinics and Turkey hospitals member president of the Society of Clinical Immunology Prof. Dr. warned against the risk of Primary Immunodeficiency. “We are facing a public health problem that has remained hidden,” was said,


President Of The Society Of Clinical Immunology Prof. Dr. “a genetic disease affecting the immune system and more often seen in children born from inbreeding “primary immunodeficiency”pointing to the importance of early diagnosis, “we are faced with a hidden public health problem.” was said.

At a press conference held as part of the Congress of Clinical Immunology, he said that without the immune system, it is not possible to protect yourself from all kinds of diseases and live healthy lives.

”Primary immunodeficiency ” is a genetic disease caused by a lack or lack of function of various components of the immune system, Prof. noted, four times sinusitis and pneumonia, can give clinical clues to suspect, he said.


Stating that it is necessary to establish a registration system for primary immunodeficiency, Prof. Dr. said: “a community of diseases of congenital genetic origin, we are talking about more than 350 diseases. Some are light, some are extremely heavy. Without a stem cell transplant, we lose the patient in two years. Early diagnosis saves lives. With stem cell transplantation, patients are able to live normal lives. Inbreeding is high in our society. This disease is also common in inbreeding societies. We’re dealing with a hidden public health problem., ” he said.

The disease causes injuries in various organ systems, said that therefore many different disciplines should work together, this is a team job.


Ankara University Faculty Of Medicine Professor Dr. in Turkey also started a pilot study at Ankara University and continued screening of 20 thousand children, so they tried to establish a method about primary immunodeficiency, he said.

If not diagnosed, the cost of the disease will rise to millions, he said:

“In countries where inbreeding is frequent, there is accretion. It can also be seen in countries without inbreeding. Early diagnosis needs to be accelerated. In many countries of the world, babies can now be screened with heel blood taken immediately after birth. If it is not diagnosed with this screening, it is possible to recognize this disease early, which leads to the death of the child within the first two years. This has revolutionized medicine because it uses a genetic-based method. A drop of blood made it possible for the child to recognize the patient without any symptoms, signs, or infections. Early diagnosis and rapid transplantation in primary immunodeficiency save lives. It brings up to a 100 percent chance of success in transplants when children are infection-free.”


Primary immunodeficiency covered 350 diseases, the latter said, and even in the same group of diseases, there were varying findings from patient to patient.

He said that there are a thousand and one faces of the disease, and that the diagnosis is also very difficult because the disease is diverse.

A professor who lost his 27-year-old son, to primary immunodeficiency Dr. also noted that he wants to be a hope for other patients.

President of the Association of immunodeficiency patients, said that he had silent screams that they could not announce, and that he was fighting this disease.

We that the disease does not take place in the disabled ruler, expressed that they experience difficulties in social life.

Congress Chairman and Board Member Prof. Dr. also said that there are not enough doctors to take care of the patients in question, this is an orphan disease.

Member of the board of Directors of the association Prof. Dr., “primary immune diseases orphan diseases, no one claims, but we will claim.” said.

The Congress, attended by 350 scientists, 4 of them foreign from the three countries.

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Turkey's world-renowned organ transplant specialist. Dr. Demirbaş has 104 international publications and 102 national publications.

Physician's Resume:

Born on August 7, 1963 in Çorum, Prof. Dr. Alper Demirbaş has been continuing his work as the President of MedicalPark Antalya Hospital Organ Transplantation Center since 2008.

Prof. who performed the first tissue incompatible kidney transplant in Turkey, the first blood type incompatible kidney transplant, the first kidney-pancreas transplant program and the first cadaveric donor and live donor liver transplant in Antalya. Dr. As of August 2016, Alper Demirbaş has performed 4900 kidney transplants, 500 liver transplants and 95 pancreas transplants.

In addition to being the chairman of 6 national congresses, he has also been an invited speaker at 12 international and 65 national scientific congresses. Dr. Alper Demirbaş was married and the father of 1 girl and 1 boy.


Eczacibasi Medical Award of 2002, Akdeniz University Service Award of 2005, Izder Medical Man of the Year Award of 2006, BÖHAK Medical Man of the Year Award of 2007, Sabah Mediterranean Newspaper Scientist of the Year Award of 2007, ANTIKAD Scientist of the Year Award of 2009, Social Ethics Association Award of 2010, Işık University Medical Man of the Year Award of 2015, VTV Antalya's Brand Value Award of 2015.


Doctor of Medicine Degree Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine Ankara, General Surgeon Ministry of Health Turkey EKFMG (0-477-343-8), University of Miami School of Medicine Member of Multiple Organ Transplant, ASTS Multiorgan Transplant Scholarship. Lecturer at Kyoto University. Lecturer at University of Essen, Research assistant at the University of Cambridge .

Professional Members:

American Society of Transplant Surgeons, American Transplantation Society Nominated, Middle East and Southern Africa Council Transplantation Society 2007, International Liver Transplantation Association, Turkish Transplantation Association, Turkish Society of Surgery, Turkish Hepatobiliary Surgery Association.


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