RAS-associated autoimmune leukoproliferative disease (RALD) is a rare immune dysregulation syndrome caused by somatic gain-of-function mutations of either NRAS or KRAS gene in hematopoietic cells. We describe a 27-year-old patient presenting at 5 months of age with recurrent infections and generalized lymphadenopathy who developed a complex multi-organ autoimmune syndrome with hypogammaglobulinemia, partially controlled with oral steroids, hydroxichloroquine, mofetil mycophenolate and IVIG prophylaxis. Activation of type I interferon pathway was observed in peripheral blood. Since 18 years of age, the patient developed regenerative nodular hyperplasia of the liver evolving into hepatopulmonary syndrome. Whole exome sequencing analysis of the peripheral blood DNA showed the NRAS p.Gly13Asp mutation validated as somatic. Our report highlights the possibility of detecting somatic NRAS gene mutations in patients with inflammatory immune dysregulation and type I interferon activation.

Type I interferon activation in RAS-associated autoimmune leukoproliferative disease (RALD)

Papa R.;Rusmini M.;Caorsi R.;Signa S.;Spirito G.;Sanges R.;Ravelli A.;Gattorno M.;Ceccherini I.;Volpi S.
2021

Abstract

RAS-associated autoimmune leukoproliferative disease (RALD) is a rare immune dysregulation syndrome caused by somatic gain-of-function mutations of either NRAS or KRAS gene in hematopoietic cells. We describe a 27-year-old patient presenting at 5 months of age with recurrent infections and generalized lymphadenopathy who developed a complex multi-organ autoimmune syndrome with hypogammaglobulinemia, partially controlled with oral steroids, hydroxichloroquine, mofetil mycophenolate and IVIG prophylaxis. Activation of type I interferon pathway was observed in peripheral blood. Since 18 years of age, the patient developed regenerative nodular hyperplasia of the liver evolving into hepatopulmonary syndrome. Whole exome sequencing analysis of the peripheral blood DNA showed the NRAS p.Gly13Asp mutation validated as somatic. Our report highlights the possibility of detecting somatic NRAS gene mutations in patients with inflammatory immune dysregulation and type I interferon activation.
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