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Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome An X-linked primary immune deficiency that results in a low platelet count (thrombocytopenia), a recurring skin irritation called eczema, and increased susceptibility to infection. Because it is an x-linked disorder, this genetic condition is most often found in males. Its symptoms resemble those of leukemia; diagnosis may be confirmed through blood tests or genetic analysis. The genetic defect results in a protein mutation and subsequent immunodeficiencies. Treatment with IVIG boosts the immune system of WAS patients. Other treatment components may include platelet transfusions, splenectomy, and, in severe cases, bone marrow transplantation.