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Candidiasis familial chronic mucocutaneous- autosomal recessive

An immunological investigation of a family with chronic mucocutaneous candidiasis.
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An immunological investigation of a family with chronic mucocutaneous candidiasis.

Int Arch Allergy Appl Immunol. 1976;52(1-4):291-6

Authors: Rothschild H, Wilson M, Lopez M, Salvaggio J, Bice D

Abstract
Chronic mucocutaneous candidiasis in two siblings of consanguineous parents suggested an autosomal recessive transmission of the disease. We evaluated the two affected persons and 21 members of their kindred for an inherited immunological defect. Six members of the kindred, including both patients, had negative skin-delayed hypersensitivity to Candida. The lymphocytes of both patients and three asymptomatic relatives had diminished in vitro blastogenic response when cultured with Candida albicans. Because the defect occurred in clinically unaffected relatives, we concluded that the lack of blastogenic response to C. albicans was not the only determinant for or may be unrelated to the clinical manifestations of the disease.

PMID: 797672 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

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