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Hyper-IgM Syndrome

Hyper-IgM Syndrome: Introduction

Hyper-IgM Syndrome: Immunodeficiency with hyper-IgM (HIM) is a rare primary immunodeficiency characterized by the production of normal to increased amounts of IgM antibody of questionable quality and ... more about Hyper-IgM Syndrome.

Hyper-IgM Syndrome: A rare inherited immunodeficiency disorder which causes frequent infections involving the ears, eyes, sinuses, lungs, skin, respiratory tract and other areas of the body. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Hyper-IgM Syndrome is available below.

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Genes and Disease by the National Center for Biotechnology (Excerpt)

Immunodeficiency with hyper-IgM (HIM) is a rare primary immunodeficiency characterized by the production of normal to increased amounts of IgM antibody of questionable quality and an inability to produce sufficient quantities of IgG and IgA. Individuals with HIM are susceptible to recurrent bacterial infections and are at an increased risk of autoimmune disorders and cancer at an early age. (Source: Genes and Disease by the National Center for Biotechnology)

Primary Immune Deficiency, NIAID Fact Sheet: NIAID (Excerpt)

Hyper-IgM is a rare immunodeficiency disease in which the immune system fails to produce IgA and IgG antibodies. (Source: excerpt from Primary Immune Deficiency, NIAID Fact Sheet: NIAID)

Definitions of Hyper-IgM Syndrome:

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Hyper-IgM Syndrome as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

 

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