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Síndrome de Chediak-Higashi - Overview

Definición:

Es una rara enfermedad hereditaria de los sistemas inmunitario y nervioso que involucra una coloración pálida del cabello, los ojos y la piel.

Causas:

El síndrome de Chediak-Higashi se transmite de padres a hijos (hereditario). Es una enfermedad autosómica recesiva, lo cual significa que ambos padres deben aportar el gen defectuoso para que el niño muestre síntomas de la enfermedad.

Se han encontrado defectos en el gen CHS1 (también llamado LYST). El principal defecto en esta enfermedad se encuentra en ciertas sustancias normalmente presentes en las células de la piel y ciertos glóbulos blancos.

  • Reviewed last on: 8/4/2011
  • Chad Haldeman-Englert, MD, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Section on Medical Genetics, Winston-Salem, NC. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.

Referencias

Boxer LA. Disorders of Phagocyte Function. In: Kliegman RM, Behrman RE, Jenson HB, Stanton BF, eds. Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics. 18th Ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2007: chap 129.

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