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CASE REPORT
Year : 2016  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 871-872

Tuberculosis in a case of hyper immunoglobulin E syndrome


Department of Pediatrics, Pediatric TB Clinic, B. J. Wadia Hospital for Children, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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Ira Shah
1/B, Saguna, 271/B, St. Francis Road, Vile Parle (W), Mumbai - 400 056, Maharashtra
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DOI: 10.4103/2249-4863.201167

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Hyper immunoglobulin E syndrome (HIES) is a rare primary immunodeficiency disorder characterized by elevated serum IgE, dermatitis, and immunodeficiency that predisposes to multiple skin and lung infections. The most frequent pathogen responsible for infections in these patients is Staphylococcus aureus. Tuberculosis (TB) in patients with HIES is an uncommon finding, and there are only a few reports of mycobacterial infections in known cases of HIES. We present a case of abdominal TB that developed in a 15-year-old boy who also had HIES.


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