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It is possible that the main title of the report X linked Lymphoproliferative Syndrome is not the name you expected. Please check the synonyms listing to find the alternate name(s) and disorder subdivision(s) covered by this report.
X-linked lymphoproliferative (XLP) syndrome is an extremely rare inherited (primary) immunodeficiency disorder characterized by a defective immune system that is powerfully responsive to infection with the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV). This virus is common among the general population and is relatively well-known because it is the cause of infectious mononucleosis (IM), usually with no long-lasting effects. However, in individuals with XLP, exposure to EBV may result in severe, life-threatening fulminant hepatitis; abnormally low levels of antibodies in the blood and body secretions (hypogammaglobulinemia), resulting in increased susceptibility to various infections; malignancies of certain types of lymphoid tissue (B-cell lymphomas); and/or other abnormalities. The range of symptoms and findings associated with XLP may vary considerably from case to case. In addition, the range of effects may change in an affected individual over time. In most cases, individuals with XLP experience an onset of symptoms anytime from ages about 6 months to 10 years of age.
March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation
1275 Mamaroneck Avenue
White Plains, NY 10605
Immune Deficiency Foundation
40 W. Chesapeake Avenue
Towson, MD 21204
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
Office of Communications and Government Relations
6610 Rockledge Drive, MSC 6612
Bethesda, MD 20892-6612
National Cancer Institute
6116 Executive Blvd Suite 300
Bethesda, MD 20892-8322
Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research
Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin Clinical Cancer Center
9200 W. Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53226
National Bone Marrow Transplant Link
20411 W. 12 Mile Rd
Southfield, MI 48076
OncoLink: The University of Pennsylvania Cancer Center Resource
3400 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4283
International Patient Organization for Primary Immunodeficiencies
Firside Main Road
Cornwall, PL11 3LE
Jeffrey Modell Foundation
780 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10017
NIH/National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute ~ Hematology Branch
10 Center Dr, Building 10-CRC
Bethesda, MD 20892-1202
Genetic and Rare Diseases (GARD) Information Center
PO Box 8126
Gaithersburg, MD 20898-8126
XLP Research Trust
60 Winchester Road
Hampshire, SO51 8JA
European Society for Immunodeficiencies
1-3 rue de Chantepoulet
Geneva, CH 1211
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