When is inpatient care indicated for the treatment of Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome?

Updated: Apr 28, 2021
  • Author: Robert A Schwartz, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Harumi Jyonouchi, MD  more...
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In general, admit a patient with Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome (WAS) with bleeding or pulmonary infection because the extent of bleeding may be difficult to ascertain or bleeding may be difficult to control.

Similarly, infections such as pneumonia may be accompanied by sepsis or require respiratory support; inpatient management is usually wise.

The patient's risk for bleeding and the presence of any chronic illness complicate diagnosis and treatment of malignancies.


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