Aldrich syndrome


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Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome

 [wis´kot awl´drich]
a congenital platelet storage pool disease, transmitted as an X-linked recessive trait, characterized by the triad of eczema, thrombocytopenia, and recurrent purulent infection. There is an inability to produce antibodies to polysaccharide antigens and increased susceptibility to infection with encapsulated bacteria such as Haemophilus influenzae,meningococcus, or pneumococcus. Called also Aldrich syndrome.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

Wis·kott-Ald·rich syn·drome

(wis'kot awl'drich), [MIM*301000 and MIM*277970]
an immunodeficiency disorder occurring in male children and characterized by thrombocytopenia, eczema, melena, and susceptibility to recurrent bacterial infections; death occurs from severe hemorrhage or overwhelming infection; X-linked recessive inheritance, caused by mutation in the Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome protein (WASP) on chromosome Xp.
Synonym(s): Aldrich syndrome

Wis·kott-Ald·rich syn·drome

(wis'kot awl'drich), [MIM*301000 and MIM*277970]
an immunodeficiency disorder occurring in male children and characterized by thrombocytopenia, eczema, melena, and susceptibility to recurrent bacterial infections; death occurs from severe hemorrhage or overwhelming infection; X-linked recessive inheritance, caused by mutation in the Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome protein (WASP) on chromosome Xp.
Synonym(s): Aldrich syndrome
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Aldrich syndrome

An X-R condition characterized by thrombocytopenia, eczema, bloody diarrhea–melena, ↑ risk of bacterial infection; death is due to hemorrhage or overwhelming sepsis, usually by age 10
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

Aldrich syndrome

A sex-linked RECESSIVE bleeding disorder of children featuring DERMATITIS, OTITIS MEDIA, a reduction in blood platelets (THROMBOCYTOPENIA) with intestinal bleeding and black stools and a deficiency of immune GLOBULINS. (Robert Anderson Aldrich, American paediatrician, b. 1917).
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Aldrich,

Robert Anderson, U.S. pediatrician, 1917–.
Aldrich syndrome - Synonym(s): Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome
Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome - see under Wiskott
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