Hyper-IgM syndrome type 5

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Hyper-IgM syndrome type 5
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Hyper-IgM syndrome type 5 is inherited in an autosomal recessive manner

The fifth type of hyper-IgM syndrome has been characterized in three patients from France and Japan. The symptoms are similar to hyper IgM syndrome type 2, but the AICDA gene is intact.[1] These three patients instead had mutations in the catalytic domain of uracil-DNA glycosylase, an enzyme that removes uracil from DNA. In both type 2 and type 5 hyper-IgM syndromes, the patients are profoundly deficient in IgG and IgA because the B cells can't carry out the recombination steps necessary to class-switch.


  1. ^ "OMIM Entry - # 608106 - IMMUNODEFICIENCY WITH HYPER-IgM, TYPE 5; HIGM5". omim.org. Retrieved 2017-06-27.

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