a1 Division of Cardiothoracic, Transplantation, and Vascular Surgery, Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany
Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome is a rare X-linked disease, associated with immunodeficiency, infections, thrombocytopaenia, and eczema. Aortitis and formation of aneurysms have also been described. We describe here our experience with a 7-year-boy with this syndrome. He survived replacement of the aortic root because of an aneurysmal ascending aorta, and subsequent bone marrow transplantation.
(Accepted December 07 2008)
c1 Correspondence to: Masamichi Ono, MD. Division of Cardiothoracic, Transplantation, and Vascular Surgery, Hannover Medical School, Carl-Neuberg-Str. 1, 30625 Hannover, Germany. Tel: +49-511-532 9397; Fax: +49-511-532 9832; E-mail: Ono.Masamichi@mh-hannover.de