How is autoimmune lymphoproliferative syndrome (ALPS) prevented?

Updated: Jul 29, 2019
  • Author: Akaluck Thatayatikom, MD, RhMSUS; Chief Editor: Harumi Jyonouchi, MD  more...
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Although specific mutations that cause ALPS have been identified, no environmental exposures or risk factors have yet been associated with an increased prevalence of the disease. Certainly, any patient with a personal or family history of ALPS should be encouraged to undergo genetic counseling and testing by a geneticist. No other preventive recommendations are currently available for patients with ALPS, except for diligent adherence to care plans in patients who have undergone splenectomy.


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