Allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation for X-linked ectodermal dysplasia and immunodeficiency: Case report and review of outcomes Article Report uri icon


MeSH Major

  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Primary Health Care
  • Risk Assessment


  • Hypomorphic mutations in nuclear factor kappa B essential modulator (NEMO) cause X-linked ectodermal dysplasia with immunodeficiency (X-ED-ID). Clinical manifestations in boys with X-ED-ID apart from ectodermal dysplasia and immunodeficiency include osteopetrosis, lymphedema, and colitis. Further description of atypical findings in this disorder is needed. Treatment with allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) is in its infancy, and how or whether non-immune manifestations of defective NEMO function are impacted by HSCT is poorly described. We report an interesting case of a boy with NEMO mutation who had symptoms reminiscent of Omenn's syndrome and small intestinal villous atrophy with features reminiscent of tufting enteropathy. We describe his treatment course as well as reconstitution of immune function and correction of osteopetrosis post-HSCT, and review the cases of allogeneic HSCT reported to date in the literature. © 2008 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC.

publication date

  • February 24, 2009



  • Report


Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/s12026-008-8085-2

PubMed ID

  • 19225723

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 89

end page

  • 98


  • 44


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