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What is severe combined immunodeficiency scid?

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Dr. David Rosenthal
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: SCID

It is a serious immune defect (primary immunodeficiency = pid) that requires life-saving treatment. The immune deficiency foundation has a great parents handbook about all pid's including scid. http://primaryimmune.org.

In brief: SCID

It is a serious immune defect (primary immunodeficiency = pid) that requires life-saving treatment. The immune deficiency foundation has a great parents handbook about all pid's including scid. http://primaryimmune.org.
Dr. David Rosenthal
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: 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 cells for the immune system. The condition is dramatic and usually fatal in early childhood unless the childs bone marrow is replaced with healthy stem cells.

In brief: 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 cells for the immune system. The condition is dramatic and usually fatal in early childhood unless the childs bone marrow is replaced with healthy stem cells.
Dr. James Ferguson
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