Dermatologic Manifestations of Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome Questions & Answers

Updated: Aug 13, 2019
  • Author: Akimichi Morita, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome (WAS)?

What is the pathophysiology of Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome (WAS)?

What causes Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome (WAS)?

What is the prevalence of Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome (WAS)?

What are the racial predilections of Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome (WAS)?

What are the sexual predilections of Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome (WAS)?

Which age groups have the highest prevalence of Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome (WAS)?

What is the prognosis of Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome (WAS)?

Presentation

Which clinical history findings are characteristic of Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome (WAS)?

Which physical findings are characteristic of Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome (WAS)?

What are the possible complications of Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome (WAS)?

DDX

What are the differential diagnoses for Dermatologic Manifestations of Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome?

Workup

What is the role of lab tests in the workup of Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome (WAS)?

What is the role of skin testing in the workup of Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome (WAS)?

Which histologic findings are characteristic of Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome (WAS)?

Treatment

How is Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome (WAS) treated?

What is the role of surgery in the treatment of Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome (WAS)?

Which specialist consultations are beneficial to patients with Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome (WAS)?

Which dietary modifications are used in the treatment of Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome (WAS)?

What is included in the long-term monitoring of Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome (WAS)?

Medications

What is the role of medications in the treatment of Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome (WAS)?

Which medications in the drug class Corticosteroids are used in the treatment of Dermatologic Manifestations of Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome?

Which medications in the drug class Immunoglobulins are used in the treatment of Dermatologic Manifestations of Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome?