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Omenn syndrome

Other Names for this Disease
  • Reticuloendotheliosis familial with eosinophilia
  • Severe combined immunodeficiency with hypereosinophilia
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How might Omenn syndrome be treated?

The standard treatment for Omenn syndrome is bone marrow transplantation or cord blood stem cell transplantation.[1][2] General care for any patient with severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID), including Omenn syndrome, includes isolation to prevent infection and meticulous skin and mucosal hygienic practices while the patient is awaiting stem cell reconstitution. Broad-spectrum antibiotics may be administered parenterally while cultures and body fluid analyses are in progress. Parenteral nutrition may also be provided as therapy for diarrhea and failure to thrive.[1] A detailed description of therapeutic options is provided in the referenced eMedicine article.
Last updated: 3/21/2012

  1. Schwartz RA, Lin RY. Omenn Syndrome. eMedicine. May 9, 2011; Accessed 3/21/2012.
  2. Aleman K, Noordzij JG, de Groot R, van Dongen JJ, Hartwig NG. Reviewing Omenn syndrome. Eur J Pediatr. 2001; Accessed 3/21/2012.

Clinical Trials & Research for this Disease

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