Author: V. Dimov, M.D., Allergist/Immunologist and Assistant Professor at University of Chicago
Reviewer: S. Randhawa, M.D., Allergist/Immunologist and Assistant Professor at LSU (Shreveport) Department of Allergy and Immunology
T-cell Immunodeficiencies (click to enlarge the image).
CMCC can start in childhood or adulthood. Serum Ig’s are usually normal. Ab to Candida are normal but the skin reactivity is delayed. There is a decreased in vitro lymphoproliferative response. CMCC is associated with endocrinopathies.
CMCC is a collection of immunodeficiency syndromes. Skin, nails and mucous membranes are infected with Candida, thick hyperkeratotic nails are pathognomonic.