hyperimmunoglobulin E syndrome

[ hī′pər-ĭm′yə-nō-glŏbyə-lĭn, -ĭ-myōō′- ]

n.

An immunodeficiency disorder characterized by high plasma levels of a particular immunoglobin, a white blood cell chemotactic defect, and recurrent staphylococcal infections at various sites including the skin and upper respiratory tract.Job's syndrome


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