A male newborn developed a post-natal cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection, arising in the clinical setting of congenital thrombocytopenia, which was diagnosed as being alloimmune. The evidence of active CMV infection in an infant showing slow-resolution lower airways infection, persistent neonatal and low platelet volume thrombocytopenia, and diffuse eczema (associated to very high levels of serum immunoglobulin E) led to the diagnosis of Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome (WAS) before the third month of life, despite the presence of several confounding clinical factors. The correct interpretation of all clinical features supported the precocious diagnosis of WAS.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Infezioni in Medicina|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 1 2016|
- Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Microbiology (medical)
- Infectious Diseases