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Leukocyte Adhesion Deficiency, Type III

Leukocyte Adhesion Deficiency, Type III: Introduction

Leukocyte Adhesion Deficiency, Type III: A rare inherited disorder characterized by abnormal neutrophil functioning which reduces the body's immunity as well as bleeding problems due to platelet adhesive problems. The abnormal neutrophils are unable to be transported to sites of infection due to their inability to adhere to certain blood vessel components which would normally lead them to the infection site. Infections may be life-threatening as the body is unable to destroy bacteria effectively. Bleeding problems result from the inability of the blood platelets to clump together and stem the flow of blood. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Leukocyte Adhesion Deficiency, Type III is available below.

Symptoms of Leukocyte Adhesion Deficiency, Type III

Treatments for Leukocyte Adhesion Deficiency, Type III

  • Blood transfusions may be required if significant blood loss occurs due to bleeding problems
  • Prompt administration of medication to treat infections: oral antibiotics, I.V. antibiotics for severe infection
  • White blood cell transfusions are sometimes used in cases of severe infection but carries a risk of significant side effects
  • Bone marrow or stem cell transplant can lead to resolution of symptoms in some cases but the benefits must be weighed up against the risks of the procedure
  • Future directions: Gener therapy is a possible future therapy which is currently being tested
  • more treatments...»

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  1. Leukocyte Adhesion Deficiency, Type III: Introduction
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  5. Misdiagnosis
  6. Home Testing
  7. Complications
 

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