Prognosis For All Three Forms Of Griscelli Syndrome

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Prognosis The prognosis for all three forms of Griscelli syndrome is variable as per the type and whether or not treatment was given. As previously noted, HSCT has proven to be successful in the treatment of GS2. Patients receiving HSCT treatment have a considerably high chance (80 percent, according to the study above) of being cured of the disease and living a normal life following treatment. On the other hand, if a patient is diagnosed with GS2 and does not receive treatment, their prognosis is extremely poor. From the time of onset, GS2 is usually fatal within 1-4 years without treatment, with the mean age at the time of death being five years (Scheinfeld & Johnson, 2016). Patients diagnosed with GS1 have the most uncertain prognosis. The severity of the neurological issues associated with GS1 are not universal; some patients are completely wheelchair-bound, while other only have issues with speech and complex motor function. Surviving GS1 patients almost always require extremely close monitoring by a caregiver in order to ensure their safety. They may also receive various therapies for their neurological issues, however, this is not a general prognosis, as each case of GS1 is different (Çağdaş et al., 2012). Patients diagnosed with GS3 have the most positive prognosis. Since GS3 only manifests partial albinism, they do not have the risks associated with the neurological or immunological conditions involved with GS1 and GS2. Patients diagnosed with GS3 may receive

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