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scaly erythroderma:   red scaly skin

failure to thrive: not able to gain weight at a normal rate

eosinophilia: accumulation of eosinophils in the blood

lymphadenopathy: disease of the lymph nodes

hepatosplenomegaly: enlarged liver and spleen

defective B and T lymphocyte function: unable to fight infection such as bacteria or viruses

lymphocytosis: excess lymph cells

histiocytosis: excess histiocytes in the blood

autosomal recessive inheritance pattern: both parents have to pass the defective gene


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