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Wiskott Aldrich syndrome


Other Names for this Disease
  • Aldrich syndrome
  • Eczema thrombocytopenia immunodeficiency syndrome
  • Eczema-thrombocytopenia-immunodeficiency syndrome
  • IMD 2
  • Immunodeficiency 2
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  • I am a carrier of WAS. I have 3 children - 2 boys and a girl. My oldest son a very mild form of it. Mainly just has the small platelets. My youngest son has a more severe form. He had a little bit of an immune deficiency. My question is that if my daughter is a carrier, what are the chances of her passing it to her children if she has boys? I was told that it will skip a generation? Is that true? And also if we decide to have another child and it is a boy, I know there's a 50/50 chance he would get it, but would it be any worse than in my other 2 sons? Click here for answer

  • My husband's grandmother had three children. Two of her sons with Wiskott Aldrich syndrome (WAS) died at ages 7 and 3. My husband's father did not have it, and he had 3 boys. My husband and I are expecting. Is there a chance our child will have WAS? Click here for answer

  • What is Wiskott Aldrich syndrome and what does it do to the body? Click here for answer

Other Names for this Disease
  • Aldrich syndrome
  • Eczema thrombocytopenia immunodeficiency syndrome
  • Eczema-thrombocytopenia-immunodeficiency syndrome
  • IMD 2
  • Immunodeficiency 2
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.