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The hyperimmunoglobulinaemia E and recurrent infections syndrome in an adult.
  1. J P L'Huillier,
  2. P H Thoreux,
  3. P Delaval,
  4. B Desrues,
  5. E Le Gall,
  6. J Kernec,
  7. J F Delambre
  1. Service de Pneumologie, Centre Hospitalier Régional et Universitaire, Rennes, France.


    A 27 year old white woman with a history of chronic eczema and episodes of serious infection of the chest, skin, and bone presented with acute respiratory failure. She was found to have a spontaneous right pneumothorax and a pneumatocele in the left upper lobe. Despite a left upper lobectomy she was left with chronic respiratory failure, bullous lung disease, and bilateral bronchiectasis. The hyperimmunoglobulinaemia E and recurrent infections syndrome was diagnosed only in adult life.

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