Massive empyema associated with transient hypogammaglobulinemia of infancy and IgA deficiency

Journal of Korean medical science, Volume 24, Issue 2, 2009, Pages 357-359.

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empyemaiga immunodeficiencystreptococcus pneumoniaetransient hypogammaglobulinemia of infancy

Abstract:

Transient hypogammaglobulinemia of infancy (THI) is originally defined as a physiological maturation defect of immunoglobulin G (IgG) production that occurs at 3-6 months of age and lasts until 18 to 36 months of age. We report here on a 22-month-old child with THI and IgA deficiency, who had massive pneumococcal empyema. Her depressed Ig...More

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