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Chediak-Higashi syndrome


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A rare fatal hereditary (autosomal recessive) condition causing enlargement of the liver and spleen, albinism, and abnormalities of the eye. It is thought to be due to a disorder of glycolipid metabolism. A. Chediak (20th century), Cuban physician; O. Higashi (20th century) Japanese paediatrician

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