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Definition

An immunologic disorder characterized by skin bacterial infections in particular with Staphylococcus aureus, susceptibility to fungal infections such as chronic mucocutaneous candidiasis, atopic dermatitis, recurrent respiratory infections, bronchiectasis, and increased serum IgE and IgG. Immunologic work-up shows impaired differentiation of CD4+ T cells into T-helper 17 cells, decreased memory B cells, and often decreased NK cells. Some patients manifest extrahemapoietic features, including facial dysmorphism, abnormal dentition, alopecia, joint hypermobility and bone fractures. Disease onset is in early childhood.

Acronym

HIES3

 
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