Hyper IgM syndromes are characterized by normal or elevated serum immunoglobulin M levels with absence of immunoglobulin G, A, and E. Immunoglobulins are
The Human Phenotype Ontology (HPO) provides the following list of features that have been reported in people with this condition. Much of the information in the HPO comes from Orphanet, a European rare disease database. If available, the list includes a rough estimate of how common a feature is (its frequency). Frequencies are based on a specific study and may not be representative of all studies. You can use the MedlinePlus Medical Dictionary for definitions of the terms below.
|Signs and Symptoms||Approximate number of patients (when available)|
|Impaired Ig class switch
|Impaired memory B-cell generation||-|
|Increased IgM level||-|
|Recurrent bacterial infections||-|
|Recurrent infection of the gastrointestinal tract||-|
|Recurrent respiratory infections||-|
|Recurrent upper and lower respiratory tract infections||-|
|Recurrent upper respiratory tract infections||-|
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Can female carriers of Immunodeficiency with hyper IgM type 1 have symptoms? See answer
My son was recently diagnosed with hyper IgM syndrome. What information can you provide about this condition? See answer