Volume 55, Issue 3 And 4 (30 1997)                   Tehran Univ Med J 1997, 55(3 And 4): 15-19 | Back to browse issues page

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HIE is a primary immunodeficiency characterized by recurrent staphylococcal abscesses and markedly elevated serum IgE concentrations. These abcesses involve the skin, lungs, joints, and other sites, and there is a unique tendency to form pneumatoceles following staphylococcal pneumonias. Although, there is as yet no clearly defined immunologic cause for this rare syndrome, but some form of T-Cell defect may be cause, leading to matkedly elevation of IgE and eosinophillia. In this study clinical and immunopathological aspects of HIE syndrome in 11 patients have been evaluated
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