Autosomal recessive hyper IgE syndrome
Other Names for this Disease
- AR hyperimmunoglobulin E syndrome
- DOCK8 deficiency
- HIES autosomal recessive
- Hyper Ig E syndrome, autosomal recessive
In contrast to AD-HIES, the AR variant is further characterized by extreme hypereosinophilia (increase in the eosinophil count in the bloodstream); susceptibility to viral infections such as Herpes simplex and Molluscum contagiosum; involvement of the central nervous system; T-cell defects; and a high death rate. The dental, skeletal, connective tissue, and facial features present in AD-HIES are absent in AR-HIES. AR-HIES is inherited in an autosomal recessive fashion and is caused by mutations in the DOCK8 gene.
- Woellner C & Grimbacher B. Autosomal recessive hyper IgE syndrome. Orphanet. May 2009; http://www.orpha.net/consor/cgi-bin/OC_Exp.php?lng=EN&Expert=169446. Accessed 6/2/2011.
- Hyper-IgE Recurrent Infection Syndrome, Autosomal Recessive. Online Mendelian Inheritance of Man (OMIM). 2009; http://omim.org/entry/243700. Accessed 6/2/2011.
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