Pediatric Radiology

, Volume 16, Issue 4, pp 285–288 | Cite as

Hyperimmunoglobulinemia E syndrome: pulmonary imaging considerations

  • S. J. Fitch
  • H. L. Magill
  • H. G. Herrod
  • M. Moinuddin


The Hyper IgE syndrome is a rare disease consisting of recurrent sinusitis and pneumonia, pneumatoceles, chronic dermatitis, and elevated serum levels of IgE. The primary radiographic abnormalities are recurrent alveolar lung disease and pneumatoceles. Pneumothorax may occasionally occur as in one of our cases. Other causes of pneumatoceles are usually easily excluded by the history and other clinical data. Pulmonary scintigraphy and computed tomography may add information valuable to the management of these patients.


Public Health Compute Tomography Pneumonia Serum Level Clinical Data 
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© Springer-Verlag 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • S. J. Fitch
    • 1
  • H. L. Magill
    • 1
  • H. G. Herrod
    • 2
  • M. Moinuddin
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyUniversity of Tennessee Center for the Health Sciences and LeBonheur Children's Medical CenterUSA
  2. 2.Department of PediatricsUniversity of Tennessee Center for the Health Sciences and LeBonheur Children's Medical CenterUSA
  3. 3.Department of Radiology, Nuclear Medicine SectionBaptist Memorial HospitalMemphisUSA

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