Chediak-Higashi syndrome

Emad Uddin Siddiqui, Shaheena Hanif

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Chediak Higashi Syndrome is a rare inherited autosomal recessive disorder of immune system. Susceptibility to infection due to phagocyte dysfunction ranges from recurrent skin infection to over whelming fatal systemic infection. A five years old male child was admitted on 31st March 2006 with the complaints of pallor, fever & ear discharge for 6 month. He was treated by several medications but had temporary relief. The ear discharge was bilateral, foul smelling and of yellowish color. Past history was significant with episodes of abscess involving the different parts of body. Myeloid precursors shows giant, purple stained granules mainly in metamyelocytes, band cells and mature neutrophils.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)328-330
Number of pages3
JournalPakistan Journal of Medical Sciences
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2008
Externally publishedYes


  • Chediak-Higashi syndrome
  • Pediatric
  • Recurrent skin abscess


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