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 patients with Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome have mutations in a gene called WASp.
72) Dense granule SPDs ([delta]-SPDs) can be seen as a singular clinical entity or as part of other hereditary disorders, such as Chediak-Higashi, Hermansky-Pudlak syndrome, thrombocytopenia-absent radius syndrome, or Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome.
Children with Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome have a mutation that affects tiny protein filaments that provide internal structure to a person's cells as part of a scaffold called the cytoskeleton.
8%) of the patients were < 12 months of age when AIHA was diagnosed; 13 patients (patients 1-13) had primary (idiopathic) AIHA, whereas 3 had primary ES, 2 had ALPS + ES, and 1 had Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome (WAS) + AIHA.
11 New England Journal the successful treatment of two boys with a rare immune disease called Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome.
Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome is an X-linked recessive disease characterized by severe eczema, with immune deficiency causing recurrent infections and thrombocytopenia.
A healthy 28-year-old woman was heterozygous for the Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome gene (WAS) sequence variation, and the syndrome-causing variant was inherited by her first-born son (Fig.
However, the defect has also been observed in patients with other congenital abnormalities, including Hermansky-Pudlak syndrome, Chediak-Higashi syndrome, Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome, and the syndrome of thrombocytopenia with absent radius.
He was born with Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome, a rare, genetically inherited immunodeficiency disorder characterized by eczema, recurring bloody diarrhea, an increased number of platelets, a tendency to bleed, and infections--mostly in the ear.
Genetic immunodeficiencies, such as X-linked severed combined immunodeficiency (X-SCID) or Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome (WAS), are a group of devastating conditions where mutations to specific genes cause either functional defects in or interfere with production of T-cells and other components of a patient's immune system.
Jack was born with severe Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome, the disease that killed Anthony Nolan in 1979 and inspired the bone marrow register.
But when he was just a few months old, Danny, of Normanby, was diagnosed with Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome - the same rare condition which claimed the life of Anthony Nolan back in 1979.