Chediaki Higashi Syndrome: a case report on an African infant

Citation:
Nantulya F.N.., Kitonyi G.W. PNKOJ. "Chediaki Higashi Syndrome: a case report on an African infant." EAMJ. 1990;9(67):674-680 .

Abstract:

An African Kenyan female infant was born with very light skin and ashen grey, scanty hair. At 18 months she presented with a bluish skin pigmentation, hepatosplenomegaly, generalised lymphadenopathy and non-responsive fever. A bone marrow aspirate and peripheral blood examination done revealed characteri¬stic features of the Chediak-Higashi Syndrome. This is a rare disorder, to our knowledge not previously described in Africans. The case is presented with a brief review of the literature

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