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Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome

noun Wis·kott-Al·drich syndrome \ ˈvis-ˌkät-ˈȯl-ˌdrich- \

medical Definition of Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome

:a usu. fatal immunodeficiency disease of male children that is inherited as an X-linked recessive trait and is characterized especially by thrombocytopenia, leukopenia, recurrent infections, eczema, and abnormal bleeding

Biographical Note for wiskott-aldrich syndrome

  • Aldrich, Robert Anderson (1917–1998), American pediatrician. Aldrich held professorships in pediatrics at the medical schools of the University of Oregon and the University of Washington. Later he was professor of preventive medicine and comprehensive health care at the University of Colorado. His areas of research included the biochemistry of bilirubin and porphyrins, the mechanism of heme synthesis, and inborn errors of metabolism.

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