Chediak‐Higashi Syndrome in a Black Child

L. L. Anderson, A. S. Paller, D. Malpass, M. L. Schmidt, T. G. Berger

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Abstract

Abstract: Chediak‐Higashi syndrome (CHS) is an uncommon genetic disorder with a constellation of clinical, pathologic, and immunologic manifestations. It is rarely reported in blacks. Pathognomonic intracellular inclusions in white blood cells are well recognized; however, characteristic abnormal melanin aggregation into giant melanosomes also occurs, as can be readily seen by histologic evaluation of hair. We present a case of CHS in a black child.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)31-36
Number of pages6
JournalPediatric dermatology
Volume9
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Dermatology

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