Fatal Septicemia in an Infant with Keratitis, Ichthyosis, and Deafness (KID) Syndrome
Article first published online: 13 JUN 2002
Volume 19, Issue 3, pages 232–236, May/June2002
How to Cite
Gilliam, A. and Williams, M. L. (2002), Fatal Septicemia in an Infant with Keratitis, Ichthyosis, and Deafness (KID) Syndrome. Pediatric Dermatology, 19: 232–236. doi: 10.1046/j.1525-1470.2002.00075.x
- Issue published online: 13 JUN 2002
- Article first published online: 13 JUN 2002
Abstract: Keratitis, ichthyosis, and deafness (KID) syndrome is a rare congenital disorder of unknown etiology in which increased susceptibility to viral, bacterial, and mycotic infections has been observed. We report an infant with KID syndrome who died from overwhelming systemic infection. To date, investigations into the immune function of patients with this syndrome have not revealed a common underlying systemic immune deficit. However, the severity of infections and multiplicity of organisms observed in this syndrome suggest that a primary immunodeficiency is present in addition to an impaired cutaneous barrier to microorganisms.