Wiskott-aldrich-syndrome meaning

wĭs'kŏt-ôl'drĭch, -ŏl'-, vĭs'-
A hereditary sex-linked recessive disorder characterized by chronic eczema, recurring infections, and a decrease in the number of white blood cells and platelets.
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A hereditary sex-linked recessive disorder characterized by chronic eczema, recurring infections, and a decrease in the number of white blood cells and platelets.
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(medicine) A rare X-linked recessive disease characterized by eczema, thrombocytopenia, immune deficiency, and bloody diarrhea.
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Origin of wiskott-aldrich-syndrome

  • After Alfred Wiskott (1898–1978), German pediatrician and Robert Anderson Aldrich (1917–1998), American physician
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition