A red baby should not be taken too lightly
Article first published online: 23 SEP 2012
© 2012 The Author(s)/Acta Pædiatrica © 2012 Foundation Acta Pædiatrica
Volume 101, Issue 12, pages e573–e577, December 2012
How to Cite
Faletra, F., Bruno, I., Berti, I., Pastore, S., Pirrone, A. and Tommasini, A. (2012), A red baby should not be taken too lightly. Acta Paediatrica, 101: e573–e577. doi: 10.1111/apa.12018
- Issue published online: 8 NOV 2012
- Article first published online: 23 SEP 2012
- Accepted manuscript online: 4 SEP 2012 10:49AM EST
- Received 26 June 2012; revised 29 August 2012; accepted 31 August 2012.
- Dermatological features;
- FOXP3 ;
- IKK-gamma ;
- Primary Immunodeficiency Diseases (PID);
- RAG1 ;
- RAG2 ;
Aim: To identify clinical and laboratory features that can drive the differential diagnosis of a primary immunodeficiency diseases in patients with ectodermal defects.
Methods: Analysis of selected teaching cases.
Results: We identified four exemplary cases that allowed to point out specific clues.
Conclusions: A careful evaluation of immune and ectodermal signs is the key to the diagnosis. Therefore, a multidisciplinary approach can lead to diagnosis and to an appropriate treatment in most of the cases.