Aldrich syndrome

Definition / meaning of Aldrich syndrome

An inherited immune disorder that occurs in young boys. It causes eczema (a type of skin inflammation), a decrease in the number of platelets (blood cells that help prevent bleeding), and frequent bacterial infections. People with Aldrich syndrome are at increased risk of developing leukemia and lymphoma. Also called Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome.

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The Web site of the National Cancer Institute (http://www.cancer.gov/)

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