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A 53-year-old member asked:

In what way is severe combined immunodeficiency transmitted?

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Dr. Javier Chinen
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 31 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 an 'accident of nature' that starts with the affected child. Genetic counseling is helpful.
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Dr. David Rosenthal
Allergy and Immunology 22 years experience
Genetically: 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.
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What are the symptoms of severe combined immunodeficiency?

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Infections: Multiple severe opportunistic infections in young children.
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