“Good Job Making the Diagnosis”

Briefly noted: JA Leon et al. Gastroenterol 2015; 149: 1697-99.  Case report of Job syndrome (Autosomal-Dominant Hyper-IgE syndrome) mimicking Crohn’s disease in a 37 yo with perianal fistula, and weight loss. Clues to the diagnosis: “Recurrent skin abscesses and respiratory infections, eczema, marked elevation of serum IgE, eosinophilia, and mucocutaneous candidiasis are the hallmark of the infectious and immunologic features…Boils and furuncles almost always occur and characteristically lack of the usual inflammatory findings…”cold” abscesses…associated with markedly increase IgE or eosinophil levels, should always raise a suspicion for AD-HIES.”

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