J Korean Pediatr Soc.  1993 Jan;36(1):119-125.

A case of hyperimmunoglobuline E syndrome

Abstract

The hyperimmunoglobulin E syndrome is a primary immunodificiency disorder characterized by recurrent staphylococcal infections and markedly elevated serum IgE level. Clinical features are coarse face and severe infections of the skin-furunculosis or chronically pruritic dermatitis and sinopulmonary tract infection from infancy by coagulase positive Staphylococcus aureus, or Candida albicans etc. The patients's serum IgE level is elevated but the basic immunologic pathogenesis not fully understood. We have experienced a case of hyperimmunoglobulin E syndrome in a 26/12-year-old who had suffered from recurrent staphylococcal pneumonias and abscesses and chronically pruritic dermatitis from 1 month of age with elevated serum IgE level. A brief review of the related literature is presented.

Keyword

Hyperimmunoglobulin E syndrome; Recurrent staphylococcal infections; Marked increased serum IgE concentration

MeSH Terms

Abscess
Candida albicans
Coagulase
Dermatitis
Immunoglobulin E
Pneumonia, Staphylococcal
Staphylococcal Infections
Staphylococcus aureus
Coagulase
Immunoglobulin E
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