Problem

Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome

Nature:

Wiskott–Aldrich syndrome (WAS) is a rare X-linked recessive disease characterized by eczema, thrombocytopenia (low platelet count), immune deficiency, and bloody diarrhea (secondary to the thrombocytopenia). It is also sometimes called the eczema-thrombocytopenia-immunodeficiency syndrome in keeping with Aldrich's original description in 1954. The WAS-related disorders of X-linked thrombocytopenia (XLT) and X-linked congenital neutropenia (XLN) may present similar but less severe symptoms and are caused by mutations of the same gene.

Aggravates:
Bruising
Petechiae
Values:
Syndrome
Subject(s):
Medicine Pathology
Problem Type:
G: Very specific problems
Date of last update
05.06.1999 – 00:00 CEST