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CASE REPORT
Year : 2018  |  Volume : 63  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 79-81

Autosomal-Recessive Hyper-IgE syndrome


Department of Skin and VD, SCB Medical College, Cuttack, Odisha, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Mohapatra Liza
Department of Skin and VD, SCB Medical College, Cuttack - 753 007, Odisha
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DOI: 10.4103/ijd.IJD_445_16

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The hyper-IgE syndrome (HIES) is a rare group of primary immunodeficiency characterised by recurrent infections, eczema, and elevated serum levels of IgE. Autosomal dominant HIES is caused by mutations in transcription factor – signal transducer and activator of transcription-3. Autosomal-recessive (AR) HIES was described in 2004 due to mutation of tyrosine kinase 2 gene, and subsequently, another mutation in dedicator of cytokinesis 8 gene was discovered in 2009. Although both the forms have many common clinical features, few characteristic findings help in differentiating them. AR-HIES is characterized by recurrent bacterial and viral infections, atopic eczema, and raised serum IgE levels. We report a case of a 4-year-old girl presenting with the features of AR-HIES to highlight the presentation of this rare disease.


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