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An association of hypochondroplasia and immune deficiency

Turkan Patıroglu, H. Haluk Akar, Deniz Okdemir and Selim Kurtoglu

Abstract

A 4-year-old boy with hypochondroplasia was admitted to our clinic with complaints of bronchopneumonia. He also had immune deficiency characterized by low CD3, CD4 T-lymphocyte subsets and a low level of serum immunoglobulin A (IgA). The diagnosis of hypochondroplasia was made on clinical, radiological, and laboratory findings by the pediatric endocrinology department. The focus of our study is hypochondroplasia associated with immune deficiency which was unpublished in English medical literature previously.


Corresponding author: H. Haluk Akar, MD, Erciyes University School of Medicine, Department of Pediatric Immunology, Kayseri, Turkey, Phone: +90-352-207-66-66/25300, Fax: +90-352-437-58-25, E-mail:

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Received: 2013-12-4
Accepted: 2014-2-28
Published Online: 2014-4-16
Published in Print: 2014-7-1

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