Chédiak-Steinbrinck-Higashi syndrome

[shādyäk-stīnbrĭngk-hĭ-gä'shē, -shtīn-]


An inherited syndrome marked by abnormalities of granulation and nuclear structure of all types of white blood cells; it is often accompanied by hepatosplenomegaly, lymphadenopathy, anemia, thrombocytopenia, radiologic changes of bones, lungs, and heart, skin and psychomotor abnormalities, and susceptibility to infection.Chédiak-Higashi disease Chédiak-Steinbrinck-Higashi anomaly

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