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Hyper-IgM Immunodeficiency Syndrome

Introduction: Hyper-IgM Immunodeficiency Syndrome

Description of Hyper-IgM Immunodeficiency Syndrome

Hyper-IgM Immunodeficiency Syndrome: A rare inherited immunodeficiency syndrome characterized by normal or elevated serum IMMUNOGLOBULIN M levels with absence of IMMUNOGLOBULIN G; IMMUNOGLOBULIN A; and IMMUNOGLOBULIN E. It results in a profound susceptibility to BACTERIAL INFECTIONS and an increased susceptibility to OPPORTUNISTIC INFECTIONS. Several subtypes of hyper-IgM immunodeficiency syndrome exist depending upon the location of genetic mutation.
Source: MeSH 2007

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