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What is Navajo poikiloderma?

What is Navajo poikiloderma?

  • Navajo poikiloderma: A rare genetic blood disorder found in Navajo populations and characterized by a progressive skin disorder and neutropenia (lack of neutrophils which are needed to fight bacterial infections).

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

Navajo poikiloderma: Introduction

Types of Navajo poikiloderma:

Broader types of Navajo poikiloderma:

Who gets Navajo poikiloderma?

Racial predominance for Navajo poikiloderma: Navajo and Apache populations

What causes Navajo poikiloderma?

Causes of Navajo poikiloderma: see causes of Navajo poikiloderma

What are the symptoms of Navajo poikiloderma?

Symptoms of Navajo poikiloderma: see symptoms of Navajo poikiloderma

Can anyone else get Navajo poikiloderma?

Inheritance: see inheritance of Navajo poikiloderma

Navajo poikiloderma: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Navajo poikiloderma.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Navajo poikiloderma.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Navajo poikiloderma: Medical Geneticist, Hematologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Navajo poikiloderma.
Treatments for Navajo poikiloderma: see treatments for Navajo poikiloderma

Name and Aliases of Navajo poikiloderma

Main name of condition: Navajo poikiloderma

Other names or spellings for Navajo poikiloderma:

poikiloderma with neutropenia, PN, Navajo immune deficient poikiloderma

Navajo immune deficient poikiloderma
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

 

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