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Autoimmune lymphoproliferative syndrome (ALPS)

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A disorder which is caused by defective lymphocyte homeostasis

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This results in the overproduction of lymphocytes, which build up and cause enlargement of the lymph nodes, liver, and spleen

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ALPS can also cause anemia, thrombocytopenia, and neutropenia

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Affected individuals have an increased risk of various autoimmune diseases

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Patients are also at increased risk for both Hodgkin's and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma

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