When is patient transfer indicated for the treatment of Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome?

Updated: Apr 28, 2021
  • Author: Robert A Schwartz, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Harumi Jyonouchi, MD  more...
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Because any primary immunodeficiency disease is associated with a great complexity of medical problems, most clinical immunologists strongly think an immunologist should manage these patients. High early mortality rates and a high rate of complications in Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome suggest frequent monitoring by a clinical immunologist is essential.

Transfers are most likely to a bone marrow transplantation unit for stem cell reconstitution. These units customarily provide social services and psychological support for the patient and family in addition to the requisite medical care.


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