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A 5-year-old child is brought to the clinic for follow-up evaluation of a rare immunologic disease. Her parents report she has been doing well considering the nature of her disease. She has frequent infections of her mucous membranes and respiratory tract. The child has light skin with silvery hair. When the lights in the examination room are turned on, she gets frustrated and clings to her mother. Inspection of a blood smear shows giant inclusion bodies in the patient’s granulocytes.
What potentially life-threatening condition is this child at greatest risk of developing?
A. Chronic renal failure
C. Hemophagocytic syndrome
E. Systemic lupus erythematosus
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