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Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome (WAS)

diagram of WAS protein
Crystal structure of the WAS protein (ribbon diagram) Credit: Wikimedia Commons

People with WAS have problems with their B cells, T cells, and platelets (the blood cells that aid in clotting). This can result in prolonged episodes of bleeding, recurrent bacterial and fungal infections, and increased incidence of malignancies and autoimmune diseases.

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Last Updated July 17, 2012

Last Reviewed October 15, 2010