Jun 04, 2018
The participant’s first infection occurred when she was a newborn. At this time, she had an infection in the umbilical cord area, which required hospitalization. Since then, she has had a long history of recurrent infections, including viral (shingles), fungal (onychomycosis), and bacterial (bronchopulmonary) infections. As a child, she had frequent courses of antibiotics. She was seen by an immunologist at the age 16 for four episodes of chickenpox (varicella) and was found to have increased antibody (IgE) levels.
Since then, she has undergone sinus surgery, as well as lung drainage and removal of a piece of the lung (lobectomy) for these recurrent infections. Due to this history and increased antibody (IgE) levels, she is being treated as though she has Job syndrome. However, she does not have a clear diagnosis and has had negative genetic testing for this syndrome.
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