Spontaneous cure of rare immune disease

5 febrero 2015

A genetic phenomenon called chromothripsis, or ‘chromosome shattering,’ may have spontaneously cured the first person to be documented with WHIM syndrome. The patient was the subject of a 1964 study that first described the disorder, a syndrome of recurrent infections, warts and cancer caused by the inability of immune cells, particularly infection-fighting neutrophils, to leave the bone marrow and enter the bloodstream.
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