Hyperimmunoglobulinaemia (IgD)

By: Alyssa Reid

What is Hyper IgD syndrome?

Hyperimmunoglobunlinaemia or Hyper IgD Syndrome is a rare rare disease that's only been reported 20 times in the United States and 200 times worldwide. The disease has many synptoms, which I'll explain what they are later. Hyper IgD syndrome is not contagious to anyone. Hyper IgD syndrome patients start to notice it at the age of 10 but some catch it earlier by the age of 5. Most of the reports were from the Netherlands, France, or any other northern European countries.

What causes Hyper IgD syndrome?

The only thing that causes Hyper IgD syndrome is the genes set off causing enzyme mevalonate kinase causing it to have this disease. Mostly it's a recessive gene from one parent.

What are the symptoms of Hyper IgD syndrome?

The symptoms of Hyper IgD syndrome is:

  • High fevers of 104.5 or higher
  • A rash on their front and back side of their body
  • "Episodes" ever 2-12 weeks
  • Aches and pains all over their body and especially in their joints
  • Vomiting and diarrhea

The body thinks the body has a bad bacteria in their body so it causes al these symptoms.

Can Hyper IgD syndrome be cured?

They have not found a cure for Hyper IgD syndrome yet. Doctors are trying to find one right now. Doctors may have not found one but they found a antibiotic to help calm the disease down.

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