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Chediak-Higashi Syndrome

Chediak-Higashi Syndrome: Introduction

A rare genetic disorder where both parents need to be carriers for it to be passed on. Sufferers have reduced skin pigmentation to the point of albinism in some cases. Characteristic white cell abnormalities increase bleeding problems and increase the risk of infections. ...more »

Symptoms of Chediak-Higashi Syndrome

Treatments for Chediak-Higashi Syndrome

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Chediak-Higashi Syndrome: Deaths

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Chediak-Higashi Syndrome: Complications

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Causes of Chediak-Higashi Syndrome

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Disease Topics Related To Chediak-Higashi Syndrome

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Less Common Symptoms of Chediak-Higashi Syndrome

  • Reduced skin pigmentation
  • Reduced hair pigmentation
  • Reduced eye pigmentation
  • Red skin nodules
  • Tender skin nodules
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Chediak-Higashi Syndrome: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Chediak-Higashi Syndrome

Unnecessary hysterectomies due to undiagnosed bleeding disorder in women: The bleeding disorder called Von Willebrand's disease is quite common in women, but often fails to be correctly diagnosed. Women with the condition tend to have more »

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Chediak-Higashi Syndrome: Research Doctors & Specialists

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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Chediak-Higashi Syndrome

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Prognosis for Chediak-Higashi Syndrome

Prognosis for Chediak-Higashi Syndrome: Poor unless successfully treated with bone marrow transplant.

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Clinical Trials for Chediak-Higashi Syndrome

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Chediak-Higashi Syndrome: Broader Related Topics

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Definitions of Chediak-Higashi Syndrome:

A rare autosomal recessive immunodeficiency disorder characterized by abnormal intracellular protein transport. Chediak-Higashi syndrome (CHS) is characterized by immune deficiency; partial oculocutaneous albinism; a bleeding disorder due to deficient platelet dense bodies; neutropenia; neutrophils with impaired chemotaxis and bactericidal activity; recurrent infection; and abnormal natural killer (NK) cell function. CHS may be associated with hepatosplenomegaly, lymphadenopathy, anemia, thrombocytopenia, roentgenologic changes in bones, lungs and heart, and skin and psychomotor abnormalities; it is often fatal in childhood as a result of infection or an accelerated lymphoma-like phase. CHS occurs in mink, cattle, and mice, as well as man. --2004 - (Source - Diseases Database)

Chediak-Higashi Syndrome is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Chediak-Higashi Syndrome, or a subtype of Chediak-Higashi Syndrome, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Chediak-Higashi Syndrome as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet


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