This report concerns an immune deficiency disorder in a girl with eczema. She has had recurrent infections including three severe attacks of herpes simplex and five attacks of pneumococcal meningitis. There is a moderate lymphopenia, dysgammaglobulinaemia with high IgG, high IgA, and low IgM; lymphocyte transformation with phytohaemagglutinin is impaired. Production of circulating antibody is abnormal, as are delayed hypersensitivity reactions. Although there is no thrombocytopenia, the resemblance to the Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome is discussed.
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Possible Female Variant of Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome
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