Skip to main content

Free Content Atopic dermatitis or hyper-IgE syndrome?

Download Article:
 Download
(PDF 46.9 kb)
 

Abstract:

A case of atopic dermatitis (AD), recurrent infections, and elevated immunoglobulin E (IgE) level is presented. Clinical characteristics, pathophysiology, diagnosis, and management in this patient are reviewed. Clinical pearls and pitfalls include the following: (1) deep-seeded Staphylococcus aureus infections occur rarely in AD and should raise the possibility of immunodeficiency syndromes such as hyper-IgE syndrome (HIES); (2) HIES is characterized by a clinical triad consisting of elevated serum IgE levels, recurrent staphylococcal skin abscesses, and pneumonia with pneumatocele formation; (3) although serum IgE levels in AD have been noted to be as high as 10,000 IU/mL, severe cases of AD such as that presented here can exceed this range; (4) the efficacy of anti-IgE therapy in AD or HIES is unknown and may be limited by dosing requirements.

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.2500/aap.2006.27.2853

Publication date: May 1, 2006

More about this publication?
  • Allergy and Asthma Proceedings is a peer reviewed publication dedicated to distributing timely scientific research regarding advancements in the knowledge and practice of allergy, asthma and immunology. Its primary readership consists of allergists and pulmonologists.

    The goal of the Proceedings is to publish articles with a predominantly clinical focus which directly impact quality of care for patients with allergic disease and asthma.

    Featured topics include asthma, rhinitis, sinusitis, food allergies, allergic skin diseases, diagnostic techniques, allergens, and treatment modalities. Published material includes peer-reviewed original research, clinical trials and review articles.

    Articles marked "F" offer free full text for personal noncommercial use only.

    The journal is indexed in Thomson Reuters Web of Science and Science Citation Index Expanded, plus the National Library of Medicine's PubMed service.
  • Editorial Board
  • Information for Authors
  • Submit a Paper
  • Information for Advertisers
  • Reprint Requests
  • www.AJRA.com
  • www.AllergyandRhinology.com
  • ingentaconnect is not responsible for the content or availability of external websites
ocean/aap/2006/00000027/00000003/art00019
dcterms_title,dcterms_description,pub_keyword
6
5
20
40
5

Access Key

Free Content
Free content
New Content
New content
Open Access Content
Open access content
Subscribed Content
Subscribed content
Free Trial Content
Free trial content
Cookie Policy
X
Cookie Policy
ingentaconnect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more