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Medicine for severe combined immunodeficiency

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Javier Chinen
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 30 years experience
Two major forms: The most common form is x-linked, that can be sporadic (no inheritance), but often because the mother is a 'carrier' of the defective gene. Only males... Read More
Dr. Jack Mutnick
Allergy and Immunology 17 years experience
CVID: Also use online resources to read more and educate yourself and your family. Go to www.Immunedeficiency.Org and the jeffrey mofell foundation to learn... Read More
Dr. David Rosenthal
Allergy and Immunology 21 years experience
Forms of SCID: The original question asked about scid (severe combined immunedeficiency), not cvid (common variable immunodeficiency). There are several types of sc... Read More

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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
Depends: Scid screening should be done very early in life -- within the first few days. This test is clinically available and looks for, or the lack of, trec's... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Abel
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Infections: Multiple severe opportunistic infections in young children.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Javier Chinen
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 30 years experience
Inherited: Severe combined immunodeficiency (scid) is a genetic condition. The defective gene is transmitted from parents to their children, though many times is... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
Allergy and Immunology 42 years experience
SCID treatment: Highly-trained pediatric immunologists in hospital settings are generally the doctors who treat scid. A good place for you to start learning about thi... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
Pediatrics 38 years experience
SCID: Severe combined immunodeficiency or SCID is a genetic disorder. Patients have non functioning T and B cells - cells that are critical parts of immune ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Javier Chinen
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 30 years experience
Good with treatment: Without treatment, severe combined immunodeficiency is lethal in infancy. If treated with a bone marrow transplantation or similar immune reconstituti... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Severe Combined: Scid is a designation for a defect in the immune system that involves both the "b"cells that make immunoglobulins and the "t" cells that act as killer... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
Immunodeficiency: Scid is one of the life threatening immunodeficiencies that a child can be born with. Because of missing part of the immune system these children lack... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Javier Chinen
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 30 years experience
Newborn screening: Severe combined immunodeficiency (scid) is a group of inherited diseases. A diagnostic test for all forms of scid is available for newborn screening i... Read More

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