Leukocyte Adhesion Deficiency (LAD) syndromes are a group of rare disorders affecting the immune system. LAD syndromes are characterized by defects affecting how white blood cells (leukocytes) respond and travel to the site of a wound or infection. Three distinct types of Leukocyte Adhesion Syndrome have been identified. The specific symptoms and the severity of LAD syndromes vary from one person to another. All affected individuals develop an increased susceptibility to developing recurrent bacterial and fungal infections.
HOW IS LEUKOCYTE ADHESION DEFICIENCY DIAGNOSED?
Diagnosis by a haematology expert would be based on taking blood tests to check for preliminary tests of immune functions.
HOW IS LEUKOCYTE ADHESION DEFICIENCY TREATED?
The treatment of Leukocyte Adhesion Deficiency mostly involves a therapy known as hematopoietic stem cell transplant.