Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome Follow-up

Updated: Aug 24, 2017
  • Author: Peter N Huynh, MD; Chief Editor: Michael A Kaliner, MD  more...
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Follow-up

Further Outpatient Care

Patients must receive close pediatric or medical follow-up, specialized allergy and immunology care, and, often, hematology or oncology care.

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Further Inpatient Care

Patients with severe infections, bleeding, or malignancies may require hospitalization for intravenous antibiotics, for monitoring and/or transfusions, or for oncologic care, respectively.

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Inpatient & Outpatient Medications

Patients with WAS often need antibiotics for recurrent infections, either in an inpatient or outpatient setting. Patients who had a splenectomy usually require daily prophylactic antibiotics. [26, 58]

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Transfer

Patients may need evaluation, and sometimes transfer, to a referral center with expertise in pediatric immunodeficiencies.

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Deterrence/Prevention

Genetic testing and prenatal diagnosis are options that may contribute to decreased occurrence of this condition.

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