Ectodermal dysplasia, anhidrotic, immunodeficiency, osteopetrosis, lymphedema (OLEDAID)

(OMIM phenotype number #300301)

Ectodermal dysplasia, anhidrotic, immunodeficiency, osteopetrosis, lymphedema is a rare disease characterized by anhidrotic ectodermal dysplasia, severe immunodeficiency, osteopetrosis and lymphedema. This disorder has been described in a few unrelated male patients born to mothers with mild incontinentia pigmenti. It is classified as a X-linked osteopetrosis, and is caused by mutations (stop codon mutations) in the IKBKG (inhibitor of kappa light polypeptide gene enhancer in B-cells, kinase gamma). IKBKG encodes NEMO (NF-B essential modulator), the regulatory subunit of the IKK (IkappaB kinase) complex, which is essential for NF-kappaB signaling. Germline loss-of-function mutations in IKBKG are lethal in male fetuses.


IKBKG gene, Xq28 (OMIM gene/locus number #300248)


Lymphedema, anhidrotic ectodermal dysplasia, immunologic alterations (benign or severe infections), and osteopetrosis.


Fig. Skeletal radiograph of iliac wings demonstrating a “bone-within- bone” appearance. Reproduced from Pediatrics. 2002,109:e97.

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