Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome Definition

wĭskŏt-ôldrĭch, -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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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

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