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In what way is severe combined immunodeficiency transmitted?

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Dr. Javier Chinen answered

Specializes in Pediatric Allergy and Asthma

Severe combined immunodeficiency (scid) is a genetic condition. The defective gene is transmitted from parents to their children, though many times is an 'accident of nature' that starts with the affected child. Genetic counseling is helpful.

Answered Mar 26, 2013

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Dr. David Rosenthal answered

Specializes in Allergy and Immunology

There are different inheritance patterns. If you have severe combined immunodeficiency and are planning on having a child, seek the help of an immunodeficiency specialist and a genetic counselor.

Answered Oct 4, 2016

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