Collaborative Programme on Pediatric Immune Disorders

Government Medical College Kozhikode KERALA

The Collaborative Programme on Pediatric Immune Disorders at Government Medical College Kozhikode is a collaborative initiative to provide holistic approach to patient care including diagnosis, management and prevention of Pediatric Immune Disorders with emphasis on Primary Immunodeficiency Disorders.

Clinical Services

Pediatric Immune Disorder Clinic

Every Monday, at the OPD, Institute of Maternal and Child Health, Govt. Medical College, Kozhikode

Genetic Services

Genetic Testing

BTK Hotspot Mutation Screening for X Linked Agammaglobulinemia

BTK Deletion Hotpsot using MLPA for X Linked Agammaglobulinemia

CD40L Hotspot Mutation Screening for Hyper IgM Syndrome

MVK Hotspot mutation screening for Hyper IgD Syndrome

Whole Exome / Whole Genome sequencing as part of ongoing Research

Genetic Counselling and Prenatal Screening Services

Prenatal Testing

Amniocentesis and prenatal testing services

Newborn and Patient Screening

TREC/KREC assay for T/B cell defects (currently being implemented)

This collaborative programme on Primary Immunodeficiency Disorders at Government Medical College Kozhikode is supported by research grants from SERB (2018-2020), grants from FPID and research collaboration with the GUaRDIAN initiative of CSIR India in collaboration with the CSIR Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology (CSIR-IGIB)


Dr Geeta Govindaraj

Professor of Pediatrics

Principal Investigator



Govindaraj GM, Krishnakumar P, Scaria V, Athulya E, Ajithkumar VT, Dongre AR.

Building on an Ad Hoc Covid-19 Response to Enhance Community-based Care for Vulnerable Children in Kerala, India.

NEJM Catal Innov Care Deliv. (2020) doi: 10.1056/CAT.20.0543.

Govindaraj GM, Jain A, Peethambaran G, Bhoyar R, Vellarikkal SK, Ganapati A, Sandhya P, Edavazhippurath A, Dhanasooraj D, Puthenpurayil JM, Chakkiyar K, Mishra A, Batra A, Punnen A, Kumar S, Sivasubbu S, Scaria V

Spectrum of clinical features and genetic variants in mevalonate kinase (MVK) gene of South Indian families suffering from Hyperimmunoglobulin D Syndrome

PLoS ONE (2020)

Govindaraj GM, Ramya U, Raj R, Athulya EP, Jain A, Scaria V, Jayakrishnan MP, Sivasubbu S, Dhanasooraj D, Ajithkumar VT, Dongre AR, Krishnakumar P.

Parental Experience of Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation for Children with Primary Immune Deficiency Disorders.

Indian J Pediatr. (2020) Oct 23. doi: 10.1007/s12098-020-03541-3. Online ahead of print.

Aluri J, Desai M, Gupta M, Dalvi A, Terance A, Rosenzweig SD, Stoddard JL, Niemela JE, Tamankar V, Mhatre S, Bargir U, Kulkarni M, Shah N, Aggarwal A, Lashkari HP, Krishna V, Govindaraj G, Kalra M, Madkaikar M

Clinical, Immunological, and Molecular Findings in 57 Patients With Severe Combined Immunodeficiency (SCID) From India.

Front Immunol. 2019 Feb 4;10:23.

Govindaraj GM, Riyaz A, Krishnan C, Scaria V.

Rapid Transition of Facial Features from Early to Mid - Adolescence in Autosomal Dominant Hyper IgE Syndrome with a STAT3 Variation.

Indian J Pediatr. 2018 Jul;85(7):595-596.

Govindaraj GM, Karuthedath Vellarikkal S, Jayarajan R, Ravi R, Verma A, Chakkiyar K, Jayakrishnan MP, Arakkal R, Raj R, Kunnaruvath R, Sivasubbu S, Scaria V

Case Report: Whole exome sequencing identifies variation c.2308G>A p.E770K in RAG1 associated with B- T- NK+ severe combined immunodeficiency

F1000Research 2017, 5:2532