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- Chediak Higashi syndrome
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oculocutaneous albinism, blood clotting problems, and nervous system abnormalities (e.g., weakness, difficulty walking, and seizures). Complications from this syndrome can become life-threatening. It is caused by mutations in the LYST gene and is inherited in an autosomal recessive fashion.Chediak-Higashi syndrome is a genetic syndrome that affects the immune system, as well as other parts of the body. Signs and symptoms include a weakened immune system, repeated and persistent infections beginning in infancy and childhood,
Last updated: 11/7/2011
- Chediak Higashi syndrome. Genetic Home Reference. 2008; http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/chediak-higashi-syndrome. Accessed 11/7/2011.
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