IPEX syndrome: Introduction
IPEX syndrome: A rare condition involving autoimmune problems which can variably manifest as enteropathy (diarrhea), hemolytic anemia, and endocrine gland diseases such as diabetes mellitus and thyroid disease. Resistance to viral infections is poor. The condition is life-threatening, especially during infancy and early childhood. As the condition is inherited in a X-linked manner, males tend to suffer severe symptoms whereas females suffer few if any symptoms as they are a carrier of the condition.
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causes, and treatments of IPEX syndrome is available below.
Symptoms of IPEX syndrome
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Treatments for IPEX syndrome
- Treatment involves managing manifestations as they arise. Severe diarrhea may necessitate the use of total parenteral nutrition and other endocrine problems can be dealt with as they arise. Immunosuppressive therapy and bone marrow transplants may help improve survival rates in some cases
- Treatment options may include:
- Ensuring adequate fluid intake
- Nutritional support - total parenteral nutrition
- Antibiotics - for recurring infections, especially those secondary to eczema
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IPEX syndrome: Complications
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Causes of IPEX syndrome
- The genetic condition is inherited in a X-linked recessive manner. It involves a defect in the FOXP3 gene
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IPEX syndrome: Undiagnosed Conditions
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Misdiagnosis and IPEX syndrome
Unnecessary hysterectomies due to undiagnosed bleeding disorder in women: The bleeding disorder
called Von Willebrand's disease is quite common in women, but often fails to be correctly diagnosed.
Women with the condition...read more »
Chronic digestive conditions often misdiagnosed: When diagnosing chronic symptoms
of the digestive tract, there are a variety of conditions that may be misdiagnosed.
The best known, irritable bowel syndrome, is over-diagnosed, whereas...read more »
Intestinal bacteria disorder may be hidden cause: One of the lesser known causes of diarrhea
is an imbalance of bacterial in the gut, sometimes called intestinal imbalance.
The digestive system contains...read more »
Antibiotics often causes diarrhea: The use of antibiotics are very likely
to cause some level of diarrhea in patients.
The reason is that antibiotics kill off not only "bad" bacteria,
but can also kill the ...read more »
Food poisoning may actually be an infectious disease: Many people who come down
with "stomach symptoms" like diarrhea assume that it's "something I ate" (i.e. food poisoning).
In fact, it's more likely to be an infectious diarrheal...read more »
Mesenteric adenitis misdiagnosed as appendicitis in children: Because appendicitis is one of the
more feared conditions for a child with abdominal pain,...read more »
Celiac disease often fails to be diagnosed cause of chronic digestive symptoms: One of the most common chronic digestive
conditions is celiac disease, a malabsorption disorder with a variety of...read more »
Chronic digestive diseases hard to diagnose: There is an inherent
difficulty in diagnosing the various types of chronic digestive diseases.
Some of the better known possibilities...read more »
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IPEX syndrome: Research Doctors & Specialists
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Prognosis for IPEX syndrome
Prognosis for IPEX syndrome:
Death can occur during the first years of life. A bone marrow transplant is a potential cure for the condition and if it is done before damage to organs such as the pancreas and thyroid occurs, the prognosis can be quite reasonable.
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Types of IPEX syndrome
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