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What is WHIM syndrome?

What is WHIM syndrome?

  • WHIM syndrome: A rare syndrome characterized by warts, hypogammaglobulinemia (low blood gammaglobulin levels), recurring bacterial infections and myelokathexis (form of neutropenia). It is a form of immunodeficiency disease caused by a mutation in a chemokine receptor.

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

WHIM syndrome: Introduction

Types of WHIM syndrome:

Broader types of WHIM syndrome:

How serious is WHIM syndrome?

Complications of WHIM syndrome: see complications of WHIM syndrome

What causes WHIM syndrome?

Causes of WHIM syndrome: see causes of WHIM syndrome

What are the symptoms of WHIM syndrome?

Symptoms of WHIM syndrome: see symptoms of WHIM syndrome

Complications of WHIM syndrome: see complications of WHIM syndrome

Can anyone else get WHIM syndrome?

More information: see contagiousness of WHIM syndrome
Inheritance: see inheritance of WHIM syndrome

WHIM syndrome: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for WHIM syndrome.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and WHIM syndrome.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for WHIM syndrome: Medical Geneticist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for WHIM syndrome.
Treatments for WHIM syndrome: see treatments for WHIM syndrome
Research for WHIM syndrome: see research for WHIM syndrome

Name and Aliases of WHIM syndrome

Main name of condition: WHIM syndrome

Other names or spellings for WHIM syndrome:

Warts, hypogammaglobulinemia, infections, and myelokathexis, Wart-hypogammaglobulinemia-infection-myelokathexis, Wetzler syndrome

Warts, hypogammaglobulinemia, infections, and myelokathexis
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

WHIM syndrome: Related Conditions

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