Mc Leod Syndrome
This article is about the genetic disease of the blood, not MacLeod's syndrome (the lung disease).
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McLeod syndrome (or McLeod phenomenon) is a genetic disorder that may affect the blood, brain, peripheral nerves, muscle and heart. It is caused by a variety of recessively-inherited mutations in the XK gene on the X chromosome. The gene is responsible for producing the Kx protein, a secondary supportive protein for the Kell antigen on the red blood cell surface.
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