Clinical improvement and normalized Th1 cytokine profile in early and long-term interferon-α treatment in a suspected case of hyper-IgE syndrome

Ulrike Benninghoff, Federica Cattaneo, Alessandro Aiuti, Alberto Flores-D'Arcais, Carlo Gelmetti, Matteo Viscardi, Luciano Callegaro, Massimiliano Mirolo, Alessandro Ambrosi, Maria Grazia Roncarolo, Rosa Bacchetta

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Abstract

We are reporting on a 7-months-old boy with suspected hyper-IgE syndrome, presenting with a therapy resistant severe eczema and an overall reduction of in vitro cytokine production. Interferon-α (IFN-α) treatment resulted in a marked and stable clinical improvement and normalization of in vitro T-cell cytokine production, indicating a valid therapeutic potential of IFN-α as immunomodulating drug.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)564-568
Number of pages5
JournalPediatric Allergy and Immunology
Volume19
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2008

Keywords

  • Cytokines
  • Eczema
  • Hyper-IgE syndrome
  • Immunodeficiency
  • Interferon-α

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Immunology

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