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August 1974

Agammaglobulinemia With B Lymphocytes in a Neonate With Acrodermatitis Enteropathica

Author Affiliations

From the Spain Immunology Research Laboratories, departments of pediatrics (Drs. Pass, Johnston, and Cooper) and microbiology (Drs. Johnston and Cooper), University of Alabama Medical Center, Birmingham.

Am J Dis Child. 1974;128(2):251-253. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1974.02110270125025

Normal numbers of B lymphocytes of all three major immunoglobulin classes were found in the peripheral blood of a 3-week-old boy with complete absence of serum IgA and IgM. The additional occurrence of acrodermatitis enteropathica suggests a possible relationship between this syndrome and the immune deficiency.

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