Immunological alterations in a case of Papillon-Lefevre syndrome with recurrent cutaneous infections

G. Borroni, A. Pagani, A. Carcaterra, R. Pericoli, P. Gabba, M. Marconi

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Abstract

An immunological study was performed in a 16-year-old boy affected with Papillon-Lefevre syndrome (PLS) and recurrent staphylococcal cutaneous infections. A defect of neutrophil intracellular killing of Staphylococcus aureus and a decreased lymphocyte proliferative response to phytohaemagglutinin were detected. The possible role of these alterations in promoting recurrent infections in PLS is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)27-30
Number of pages4
JournalDermatologica
Volume170
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1985

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology

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