What is Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome?

Updated: Oct 28, 2019
  • Author: Muhammad A Mir, MD, FACP; Chief Editor: Perumal Thiagarajan, MD  more...
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Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome is a rare X-linked immunodeficiency syndrome characterized by eczema, thrombocytopenic purpura, and recurrent pyogenic infection. The syndrome is observed exclusively in young boys. Typically, immunoglobulin M levels are low and immunoglobulin A and E levels are elevated. Lymphoreticular malignancies are common. [28]


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