Incontinentia Pigmenti: Evidence for Both Neutrophil and Lymphocyte Dysfunction

R. Thomas Jessen, Dennis E. Van Epps, James S. Goodwin, James Bowerman

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A child with incontinentia pigmenti (Bloch-Sultzberger syndrome) had recurrent pneumococcal meningitis and pneumococcal bacteremia with associated subdural hematomas. Immunologic evaluation revealed defective neutrophil chemotaxis with normal neutrophil chemiluminescense. In addition, lymphocytes showed a depressed proliferative response to phytohemagglutinin stimulation. An immunologic defect may prove to be part of this syndrome.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1182-1186
Number of pages5
JournalArchives of dermatology
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 1978
Externally publishedYes

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  • Dermatology


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