Omenn's syndrome and related combined immunodeficiency syndromes: Diagnostic considerations in infants with persistent erythroderma and failure to thrive

Rafael A. Pupo, Stephen K. Tyring, Sharon S. Raimer, Daniel P. Wirt, Edward G. Brooks, Randall M. Goldblum

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A 4-month-old male infant had a 2-month history of an exfoliative erythroderma and alopecia. Recurrent mucosal infections, diffuse lymphadenopathy, hepatosplenomegaly, lymphocytosis and eosinophilia, anemia, and failure to thrive later developed. Investigation revealed a combined immunodeficiency with T cells of an unusual phenotype in his peripheral blood, skin, and lymph nodes. Our patient's clinical manifestations most closely resemble Omenn's syndrome, a rare form of autosomal recessive combined immunodeficiency.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)442-446
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the American Academy of Dermatology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1991


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  • Dermatology

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