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Doctor insights on: Scid Genetics And Inheritance Pattern

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Are there any causes besides genetics of developing scid?

Are there any causes besides genetics of developing scid?

SCID: None that have been discovered unless the newborn had a serious or severe cancer/leukemia requiring chemotherapy and radiation which wipes out the immune system. Additionally, certain diseases (itp, etc.) that require strong therapy (rituxan) can wipe out the immune system. ...Read more

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Genetic (Definition)

From a medical standpoint, "genetic" refers to the potential heritability of various medical conditions. While some conditions are inevitable (at some point in one's life) as a consequence of simple genetic heritability (eg huntington's disease), a large number of medical conditions (including all behaviorial health disorders) are the expressed final pathway of a ...Read more


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Is there a genetic test during pregnancy for scid?

Is there a genetic test during pregnancy for scid?

See below: There is no scid test for the fetus during pregnancy. Newborn screening for scid is available but varies from state to state. ...Read more

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What kind of inheritance pattern does scid have?

What kind of inheritance pattern does scid have?

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 more

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What are the most common complications of scid?

What are the most common complications of scid?

Infection: Life threatening infections, which can cause death. See an immunodeficiency specialist if you know a child with scid that has not been fully evaluated by an expert in this area. ...Read more

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What chromosome is scid associated with?

What chromosome is scid associated with?

X-linked SCIDs assoc: Mutations in 9 different genes have been found to cause the human scids. The products of 3 of the genes: 2rg, jak3, and il-7r? -are components of cytokine receptors, and 3 more: rag1, rag2, & artemis -are essential for effecting antigen receptor gene rearrangement. A deficiency of cd3?, a component of the t-cell antigen results in a near absence of circulating mature cd3+ & complete lack of ?/? tc. ...Read more

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What goes wrong with your genes when you have scid?

What goes wrong with your genes when you have scid?

SCID: Nothing is technically wrong with your genes, it is simply that there are chromosomal abnormalities that are essential for the development of the immune system. When they are not present, the failure of the normal immune system to develop leads to scid. ...Read more

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Scid severe immunodeficiency--is it a mutation?

Scid severe immunodeficiency--is it a mutation?

Yes: There are too many different types of scid - severe combined immunodeficiency for there to be just one mutation. Scid is commonly referred to as "bubble boy" disease in the lay press. The most common type is linked to the x chromosome and causes a defect in t cells and natural killer cells. There are other autosomal recessive types of scid from different mutations. ...Read more

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Explain how gene theraphy would be used to treat scid?

Not all: Some forms of scid involve gene mutations which are known and sequenced. In these forms it is possible to insert the proper gene and fix the mutation. ...Read more

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How long could someone with scid live?

How long could someone with scid live?

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

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Can you tell me everything to know about scid.?

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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Severe Combined Immunodeficiency (Definition)

Severe combined immunodeficiency is a group of inherited conditions that result in severe abnormalities of the immune system. It usually causes one or more serious infections in newborns that ...Read more