Journal of Clinical & Experimental Dermatology Research

Journal of Clinical & Experimental Dermatology Research
Open Access

ISSN: 2155-9554


Ataxia telangiectasia with abnormal cellular immunity

4th International Conference on Clinical & Experimental Dermatology

April 14-16, 2014 Hilton San Antonio Airport, TX, USA

Omar Al-Amro Alakloby

Scientific Tracks Abstracts: J Clin Exp Dermatol Res

Abstract :

Ataxia telangiectasia (AT) is an autosomal recessive syndrome characterized by progressive cerebellar ataxia, immunodeficiency, which usually takes the form of sinopulmonary infectious, oculocutaneous telangiectasia, X-ray hypersensitivity, and predisposition to lymphoid malignancies. Ataxia telangiectasia should be suspected in the presence of progressive gait deterioration, recurrent sinopulmonary infections, inverted T4/T8 ration, reduced B-cell count and ocular/ oculocutaneous telangiectasia and abnormal cellular immunity. Elevated alpha-feto protein is a confirmatory test and should be done in all patients with AT.

Biography :

Omar Al-Amro Alkaloby has finished his medical school training in 1989 from King Faisal University. He completed the Dermatology Program from King Faisal University in 1994 and Fellowship in Dermatopathology from Boston University in 1997. He was the Chairman of Department of Dermatology for 12 years from 2000?2012. He is currently a Professor and Consultant Dermatologist in University of Dammam/King Fahd Hospital of the University. He has published several papers in reputed journals and also a member of editorial board in four journals