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IPEX syndrome

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. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of IPEX syndrome is available below.

Symptoms of IPEX syndrome

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 tend to have 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, 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 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 "good" 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' more »

Mesenteric adenitis misdiagnosed as appendicitis in children: Because appendicitis is one of the more feared conditions for a child with abdominal pain, it can be over-diagnosed (it can, 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 symptoms (see symptoms of 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 are more »

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IPEX syndrome: Rare Types

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IPEX syndrome: Animations

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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