Hidenori Ohnishi Department of Pediatrics, Graduate school of medicine, Gifu University, Gifu, Japan *E-mail: email@example.com
Primary immunodeficiency syndrome was known as including the various kinds of diseases. In this disease group, some of diseases show the immunodeficiency against mycobacterial species. The representative diseases are T cell deficiency, especially severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID), Phagocytic defects including Chronic granulomatous disease (CGD) and Mendelian susceptibility to mycobacterial disease (MSMD) 1. Because, BCG vaccination is performed from 5 months old in Japan, it is important task to avoid this risky vaccination with the rapid diagnosis. T-cell Receptor Excision circles (TREC) as a new-born screening for SCID is starting to be introduced in various local area in Japan. However, it is difficult to do the new-born screening for CGD and MSMD. CGD can be diagnosed with the examination of the neutrophil sterilizing function and then the genetic analysis of NADPH oxidase components including CYBB is performed. It is one problem that because NCF1, which code p47phox has pseudogene, the genetic analysis is difficult. As one of the answers of this problem, the detection method of the protein expression of the components including p47phox with flowcytometry was established 2. Mendelian susceptibility to mycobacterial disease (MSMD) specifically show the immunodeficiency against mycobacterial species. Because almost of MSMD does not show any abnormality of the commercial based immunological tests, it is difficult to diagnose before onset. In the cohort study in Japan, partial IFNGR1 deficiency was high frequent and one NEMO (IKBKG) deficiency patient was identified 3. Although, the immunodeficiency normally occurs for only male with NEMO mutation but not female, we recently identified a rare case of female NEMO deficiency showed the mycobacterial infection 4. After that cohort study about MSMD in Japan, STAT1-loss of function (LOF) patients were also identified. Interestingly, to date, three types of abnormality of STAT1 gene is known; complete STAT1 deficiency, partial STAT1 deficiency and STAT1-gain of function (GOF). With the protein structure of STAT1, we may be able to predict the identified mutation whether it is LOF or GOF 5. In this presentation, my colleague?s experienced cases of these diseases which have the risk for infection of mycobacteria will be shown.
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