Chediak-Higashi Syndrome

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Chediak-Higashi Syndrome

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, 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.
 

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Chediak-Higashi Syndrome" returned 80 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Skin fibroblasts from individuals with Chediak-Higashi Syndrome (CHS) exhibit hyposensitive immunogenic response.
 

Author(s): Le Wang, Kamila Rosamilia Kantovitz, Andrew Robert Cullinane, Francisco Humberto Nociti, Brian Lee Foster, Joseph Concepcion Roney, Anne Bich Tran, Wendy Jewell Introne, Martha Joan Somerman

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Chediak-Higashi Syndrome (CHS) is a rare autosomal recessive disease characterized by immunodeficiency, oculocutaneous albinism, neurological dysfunction, and early death. Individuals with CHS present with increased susceptibility to infections of the skin, upper-respiratory tract, ...

Last Updated: 28 Apr 2015

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Chediak-Higashi syndrome in accelerated phase masquerading as severe acute malnutrition.
 

Author(s): Sunil Karande, Shruti Agarwal, Bhaumik Gandhi, Mamta Muranjan

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A toddler presented with poor appetite, weight loss and frequent respiratory tract infections for the past 6 months, fever and increasing paleness for the past 2 months and bilateral pedal oedema for the past 1 month. Anthropometry confirmed severe acute malnutrition. Clinical and ...

Last Updated: 1 Apr 2014

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Chediak-Higashi syndrome and premature exfoliation of primary teeth.
 

Author(s): Karla Mayra Rezende, Alfredo Hiram Carrillo Canela, Adriana Oliveira Lira Ortega, Claudia Tintel, Marcelo Bönecker

Journal: Braz Dent J. ;24(6):667-70.

 

The Chediak-Higashi syndrome (CHS) is a rare hereditary fatal disease, if not treated. These changes are associated with various diseases and syndromes that mainly cause periodontal disease and thus the premature loss of teeth. This paper describes the monitoring of premature loss ...

Last Updated: 29 Jan 2014

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The terms "Chediak-Higashi Syndrome" returned 6 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Towards the targeted management of Chediak-Higashi syndrome.
 

Author(s): Maria L Lozano, Jose Rivera, Isabel Sánchez-Guiu, Vicente Vicente

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Chediak-Higashi syndrome (CHS) is a rare, autosomal recessive congenital immunodeficiency caused by mutations in CHS1, a gene encoding a putative lysosomal trafficking protein. In the majority of patients, this disorder is typically characterized by infantile-onset hemophagocytic ...

Last Updated: 20 Aug 2014

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Analysis of the lysosomal storage disease Chediak-Higashi syndrome.
 

Author(s): D M Ward, G M Griffiths, J C Stinchcombe, J Kaplan

Journal: Traffic. 2000 Nov;1(11):816-22.

 

Chediak-Higashi syndrome (CHS) is a rare autosomal recessive disorder of human, mouse (beige) and other mammalian species. The same genetic defect was found to result in the disease in all species identified, permitting a positional cloning approach using the mouse model beige to ...

Last Updated: 1 Mar 2001

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Treatment of Chediak-Higashi syndrome by allogenic bone marrow transplantation: report of 10 cases.
 

Author(s): E Haddad, F Le Deist, S Blanche, M Benkerrou, P Rohrlich, E Vilmer, C Griscelli, A Fischer

Journal: Blood. 1995 Jun;85(11):3328-33.

 

Chediak-Higashi syndrome is a rare condition characterized by susceptibility to bacterial infections, defective natural killer activity, and episodes of macrophage activation known as accelerated phases. Chemotherapy can induce transient remission of the accelerated phase, but relapses ...

Last Updated: 23 Jun 1995

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

Study of Chediak-Higashi Syndrome
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Chediak Higashi Syndrome

 

Last Updated: 15 Oct 2016

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BMT Abatacept for Non-Malignant Diseases
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Hurler Syndrome; Fanconi Anemia; Glanzmann Thrombasthenia; Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome; Chronic Granulomatous Disease; Severe Congenital Neutropenia; Leukocyte Adhesion Deficiency; Shwachman-Diamond Syndrome; Diamond-Blackfan Anemia; Dyskeratosis-congenita; Chediak-Higashi Syndrome; Severe Aplastic Anemia; Thalassemia Major; Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis; Sickle Cell Disease

 

Last Updated: 16 Aug 2016

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Immune Disorder HSCT Protocol
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Immune Deficiency Disorders; Severe Combined Immunodeficiency; Chronic Granulomatous Disease; X-linked Agammaglobulinemia; Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome; Hyper-IgM; DiGeorge Syndrome; Chediak-Higashi Syndrome; Common Variable Immune Deficiency; Immune Dysregulatory Disorders; Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis; IPEX; Autoimmune Lymphoproliferative Syndrome; X-linked Lymphoproliferative Syndrome

 

Last Updated: 1 Nov 2016

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