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Is Scid Communicable
No: Severe combined immunodeficiency (scid) is a genetic abnormality with the immune system. It is, therefore, not infectious (or communicable) to others. Scid patients, however, are highly susceptible to any infectious disease including those that would not usually cause disease in people with normal immune systems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Very likely: The best way to look for recent research on less common diseases, such as SCIDS, is to go to their official website- google SCIDS and then look for their official family web site. Usually on these sites, that are run by both medical and family members there will be a section that lists current places were new drugs, or clinical trials, are being run. ...Read more
Autosmal recessive: The genetic forms of severe combined immunodeficiency are caused by enzyme deficiencies, with affected individuals having two abnormal genes at the enzyme locus. Parents will have one normal and one abnormal gene with 50% enzyme activity (enough to produce immune cells). Parents will have a 25% risk for scid with each future pregnancy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Depends on which type of scid they have and more importantly when they are diagnosed and treatment begun. The earlier the recognition is, the less complications and infections the infant will have and the better the outcome. ...Read more
Serious infections: SCID is an immune deficiency present at birth. MDs think about this when infants have several serious illness early on. Texas tests for this on their newborn screens to help in early detection. This article may help answer more of your questions. http://www.scid.net/ ...Read more
Early Diagnosis: Severe Combined Immunodeficiency (SCID) is a genetic disorder causing severe dysfunction of the immune response to infections (bacteria, viruses, and fungi). Several disease variants occur and symptoms can differ however most children die during their first 2 yrs from infection without treatment. Bone marrow transplant is curative. Early diagnosis and treatment are key to survival. ...Read more
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