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Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
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Wiskott Aldrich (Overview)

Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome (WAS) is a rare X-linked recessive disease that affects males. Patients with WAS have eczema, low platelet counts, and immunodeficiency. Although gene therapy for correcting WAS has been under investigation, the only current hope for cure is a stem cell transplant.


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What are the common symptoms of wiskott aldrich?

What are the common symptoms of wiskott aldrich?

See below: Classic triad of wiscott-aldrich syndrome are recurrent infections, bleeding diathesis due to thrombocytopenia (low platelet count), and extensive eczema in male children. ...Read more

Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
10 Doctors shared insights

Wiskott Aldrich (Overview)

Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome (WAS) is a rare X-linked recessive disease that affects males. Patients with WAS have eczema, low platelet counts, and immunodeficiency. Although gene therapy for correcting WAS has been under investigation, the only current hope for cure is a stem cell transplant.


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How does the doctor diagnose wiskott-aldrich syndrome?

How does the doctor diagnose wiskott-aldrich syndrome?

See your Doctor: Laboratory and hematologic testing is essential. Possibly genetic testing as well. Lastly, the history and physical exam are very important. See an immunologist! ...Read more

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Is prenatal diagnosis possible for wiskott-aldrich syndrome?

Is prenatal diagnosis possible for wiskott-aldrich syndrome?

Yes: Prenatal molecular analysis by direct mutation analysis, and crrier stage can be DX by chromosomal analysis. ...Read more

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What are the tests for wiskott aldrich?

What are the tests for wiskott aldrich?

Tests include: Complete blood count, flow cytometry and gene sequencing are typically ordered for diagnosing this problem. You will need to see an immunologist, perhaps even a geneticist ...Read more

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Why does wiskott aldrich syndrome only affect males?

Why does wiskott aldrich syndrome only affect males?

X-linked disease: The gene associated with this condition is located on the x chromosome, which is one of the two sex chromosomes. In females (who have two x chromosomes), a mutation in one of the two copies of the gene in each cell usually does not cause the disorder. In males (who have only one x chromosome), a mutation in the only copy of the gene in each cell causes the disorder. ...Read more

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Do wiskott aldrich kids grow into adulthood, and if so, what symptoms do wiskott aldrich adults have? How do the adults differ from the kids?

Do wiskott aldrich kids grow into adulthood, and if so, what symptoms do wiskott aldrich adults have? How do the adults differ from the kids?

Wiskott Aldrich: Wiskott aldrich symptoms include the following: 1. Increased tendency to bleed caused by a significantly reduced number of platelets
2. Recurrent bacterial, viral and fungal infections
3. Eczema of the skin. ...Read more

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What are the tests for wiskott aldrich?

Tests include: Complete blood count, flow cytometry and gene sequencing are typically ordered for diagnosing this problem. You will need to see an immunologist, perhaps even a geneticist ...Read more

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What are the common symptoms of wiskott aldrich?

See below: Classic triad of wiscott-aldrich syndrome are recurrent infections, bleeding diathesis due to thrombocytopenia (low platelet count), and extensive eczema in male children. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Wiskott Aldrich?

Rare genetic disease: Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome (WAS) is a rare X-linked recessive disease that affects males. Patients with WAS have eczema, low platelet counts, and immunodeficiency. Although gene therapy for correcting WAS has been under investigation, the only current hope for cure is a stem cell transplant. ...Read more

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Do wiskott aldrich kids grow into adulthood, and if so, what symptoms do wiskott aldrich adults have? How do the adults differ from the kids?

Wiskott Aldrich: Wiskott aldrich symptoms include the following: 1. Increased tendency to bleed caused by a significantly reduced number of platelets
2. Recurrent bacterial, viral and fungal infections
3. Eczema of the skin. ...Read more

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Why does wiskott aldrich syndrome only affect males?

X-linked disease: The gene associated with this condition is located on the x chromosome, which is one of the two sex chromosomes. In females (who have two x chromosomes), a mutation in one of the two copies of the gene in each cell usually does not cause the disorder. In males (who have only one x chromosome), a mutation in the only copy of the gene in each cell causes the disorder. ...Read more

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Does wiskott-aldrich syndrome affect women very often?

Does wiskott-aldrich syndrome affect women very often?

Very rarely: While it is an x-linked condition and the vast majority of females who have one mutated copy of the was gene are unaffected carriers, there are case reports of women having a mild form of the disease due to non-random x-inactivation. ...Read more

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Is prenatal diagnosis possible for wiskott-aldrich syndrome?

Yes: Prenatal molecular analysis by direct mutation analysis, and crrier stage can be DX by chromosomal analysis. ...Read more

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What are treatment options for people with wiskott-aldrich syndrome?

What are treatment options for people with wiskott-aldrich syndrome?

Depends on symptoms: Treatment depends on what symptoms are occurring. For instance, if there is bacterial infection, antibiotics are needed. If blood platelet counts are low, immunoglobulins &/or steroids are given. The best option is to discuss with your Dr. And find what's best. ...Read more

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How does the doctor diagnose wiskott-aldrich syndrome?

See your Doctor: Laboratory and hematologic testing is essential. Possibly genetic testing as well. Lastly, the history and physical exam are very important. See an immunologist! ...Read more

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