Which specialist consultations are beneficial to patients with Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome?

Updated: Apr 28, 2021
  • Author: Robert A Schwartz, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Harumi Jyonouchi, MD  more...
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A hematologist and an oncologist are the most common consultations needed when AIHA, immune neutropenia, or lymphoreticular malignancies develop. Support from blood banking can be critical when active bleeding occurs. Bone marrow transplantation teams now are an obligatory component of Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome management. Because the outcome of stem cell reconstitution is best in children younger than 2 years, early consultation is essential.

Unlike other primary immunodeficiencies, unusual infections are relatively rare in Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome. Autoimmune disorders that require consultation include arthritis (usually transient) and renal compromise.


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