Saturday, April 18, 2009

What is Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome?

Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome (WAS) is a primary
immunodeficiency disease.
In its classic form, WAS has a characteristic
pattern of findings that include:
1. Increased tendency to bleed caused by a
significantly reduced number of platelets
2. Recurrent bacterial, viral and fungal infections
3. Eczema of the skin
In addition, long term observations of patients
with WAS have revealed an increased incidence of
malignancies, including lymphoma and leukemia,
and an increased incidence of a variety of
autoimmune diseases in many patients.

* For more information regarding WAS I've included a link to a website that was helpful to us when Hunter was initially diagnosed.

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