volume 27, issue 3, P289-291 2006
DOI: 10.2500/aap.2006.27.2853
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Abstract: A case of atopic dermatitis (AD), recurrent infections, and elevated immunoglobulin E (IgE) level is presented. Clinical characteristics, pathophysiology, diagnosis, and management in this patient are reviewed. Clinical pearls and pitfalls include the following: (1) deep-seeded Staphylococcus aureus infections occur rarely in AD and should raise the possibility of immunodeficiency syndromes such as hyper-IgE syndrome (HIES); (2) HIES is characterized by a clinical triad consisting of elevated serum IgE levels,…

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