Purine nucleoside phosphorylase deficiency
Other Names for this Disease
- PNP deficiency
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Purine nucleoside phosphorylase (PNP) deficiency usually causes death during the first or second decade of life due to recurrent infections. If successful, treatment with a bone marrow transplant may cure the immune system problems and improve the prognosis. However, bone marrow transplantation does not correct the neurologic symptoms associated with this condition.
Last updated: 6/29/2009
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