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What is Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome?

What is Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome?

  • Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome: An inherited immune system disorder that affects only males and is characterized by recurring infections, eczema and reduced level of blood platelets (thrombocytopenia).
  • Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome: rare x-linked immunodeficiency syndrome of young boys characterized by eczema, thrombocytopenic purpura and recurrent pyogenic infection; IGM levels are low and IGA and IGE levels are elevated; lymphoreticular malignancies are common.
    Source - Diseases Database

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

Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome: Introduction

Types of Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome:

Broader types of Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome:

Who gets Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome?

Gender Ratio for Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome: only in males

How serious is Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome?

Prognosis of Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome: bone marrow transplant improves prognosis
Complications of Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome: see complications of Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome

What causes Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome?

Causes of Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome: see causes of Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome

What are the symptoms of Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome?

Symptoms of Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome: see symptoms of Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome

Complications of Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome: see complications of Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome

Onset of Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome: infancy and childhood

Can anyone else get Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome?

Inheritance: see inheritance of Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome

Inheritance of genetic conditions: see details in inheritance of genetic diseases.

Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome.

How is it treated?

Treatments for Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome: see treatments for Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome
Research for Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome: see research for Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome

Name and Aliases of Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome

Main name of condition: Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome

Class of Condition for Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome: genetic x-linked recessive

Other names or spellings for Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome:

WAS, Eczema-thrombocytopenia-immunodeficiency syndrome, Immunodeficiency 2, IMD 2, Aldrich syndrome, Aldrich-Huntley syndrome, Aldrich-Dees syndrome, eczema, infection, thrombocytopenia triad, immunodeficiency with thrombocytopenia and eczema

Aldrich syndrome Source - Diseases Database

Aldrich syndrome, Eczema-thrombocytopenia-immunodeficiency syndrome, IMD 2, Immunodeficiency 2, WAS (Wiskott Aldrich syndrome)
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome: Related Conditions

Research the causes of these diseases that are similar to, or related to, Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome:


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