Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome

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Wis·kott-Al·drich syndrome

 (wĭs′kŏt-ôl′drĭch, -ŏl′-, vĭs′-)
n.
A hereditary sex-linked recessive disorder characterized by chronic eczema, recurring infections, and a decrease in the number of white blood cells and platelets.

[After Alfred Wiskott (1898-1978), German pediatrician, and Robert Anderson Aldrich (1917-1998), American physician.]
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The portfolio of gene therapy programmes Orchard has acquired includes: Strimvelis, the first autologous ex vivo gene therapy for children with adenosine deaminase severe combined immunodeficiency (ADA-SCID), approved by the EMA in 2016, two late-stage clinical programmes in ongoing registrational studies for metachromatic leukodystrophy (MLD) and Wiskott Aldrich syndrome (WAS), and one clinical programme for beta thalassaemia.
The portfolio consists of: Strimvelis, the first autologous ex vivo gene therapy for children with adenosine deaminase severe combined immunodeficiency (ADA-SCID); two late-stage clinical programmes that are in ongoing registrational studies for metachromatic leukodystrophy (MLD) and Wiskott Aldrich syndrome (WAS); and a clinical programme for beta thalassaemia.
Introduction: The Wiscott Aldrich syndrome (WAS) is X-linked recessive disorder associated with microplatelet thrombocytopenia, eczema, secondary pyogenic and an increased risk of autoimmunity and lymphoreticular neoplasia.
Wiskott- Aldrich Syndrome (WAS) is a recessive genetic disorder linked to the X-chromosome characterized by immune deficiency, eczema and thrombocytopenia.
Eleven-month-old Jack Hayhoe from Hoylake was diagnosed with Wiskott Aldrich Syndrome when he was a few months old.
Ben and Holly Campbell were devastated when doctors diagnosed their son with Wiskott Aldrich syndrome, according to KXAS-TV.
A clinical pattern of eczema and thrombocytopenia could indicate Whiskott Aldrich Syndrome. Hypocalcemia and cardiac defect could indicate Di George Syndrome and ataxia telangiectasia would indicate Ataxia Telangiectasia.