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Wiskott-aldrich syndrome

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Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome

(Science: haematology, syndrome) An sex-linked genetic disorder occurring in male children that is characterised by thrombocytopenia, eczema, melena and susceptibility to bacterial infections due to severe immunodeficiency (both cell-mediated and igM production). Associated with increased incidence of leukaemia.

inheritance: sex-linked (x chromosome).