Encyclopedia of Medical Immunology

2014 Edition
| Editors: Ian R. Mackay, Noel R. Rose, Dennis K. Ledford, Richard F. Lockey

Hyper-IgE Syndrome

  • Thomas Eiwegger
  • Zsolt Szépfalusi
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-9194-1_80

Synonyms

Hyper-IgE Syndrome (HIES); Job´s Syndrome

Definition

Hyper-IgE syndrome is an inherited multisystem disease characterized by the classical triad of abscesses, pneumonia, and extremely elevated serum IgE.

Immunological and Non-Immunological Clinical Features

Job´s syndrome was first reported 1966 by Davis et al. on the basis of the case reports of two young girls with eczema, cold abscesses of the skin, and pneumonias (Davis et al. 1966). It was named Job´s syndrome in reference to the biblical Job whose body was affected with boils. Based on inheritance, an autosomal dominant (AD-HIES) and an autosomal recessive (AR-HIES) form of hyperimmunoglobulin E syndrome have been reported.

AD-HIES

The autosomal dominant form of hyper-IgE syndrome is a multisystem disorder. In addition to the classical triad (cold abscesses, pneumonia with pneumatocele, and extremely elevated IgE), it displays numerous immunological and non-immunological characteristics (Table 1). Among the...
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Pediatrics and Adolescent MedicineMedical University of ViennaViennaAustria
  2. 2.Division of Pediatric Pulmonology, Allergy and Endocrinology, Department of Pediatrics and Juvenile MedicineMedical University of ViennaViennaAustria