The disease, which has yet to acquire a formal name, is a blood disease in which the immune system attacks itself; 'The Palestinian hospital could not diagnose the disease, and we didn't know at first what it was either,' Israeli physician says.
Ido Efrati, haaretz.com
Physicians at Hadassah University Hospital in Ein Kerem have discovered a genetic disease heretofore unknown in the scientific literature, and also succeeded in treating it.
The disease, which has yet to acquire a formal name and is known as TPP2 deficiency, is a blood disease in which a particular protein deficiency causes the immune system to attack itself, and leads to accelerated cell aging and severe side effects that cause death. It is most common in populations in which close relatives marry each other.
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