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5 Facts you should know about

Wiskott–Aldrich syndrome (WAS)

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1

Wiskott Aldrich syndrome is caused by mutations in the WAS gene

and is inherited in an X-linked manner.

2

The first signs are usually petechiae and bruising,

resulting from thrombocytopenia.

3

Spontaneous nose bleeds,

and bloody diarrhea, and eczema typically develop in the first month of life.

4

Recurrent bacterial infections typically develop by three months of age.

5

Hematopoietic cell transplantation is the only known cure.

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