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Why is child with severe combined immunodeficiency called "bubble boy"?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Early history

In 1976 an early travolta movie( the boy in a plastic bubble) portrayed the life of a scid kid in a houston research facility.
To avoid germs, the kid was kept in a sterilized room with limited access & bubble like clear plastic barriers that allowed his caretakers & family to see & interact with him.

In brief: Early history

In 1976 an early travolta movie( the boy in a plastic bubble) portrayed the life of a scid kid in a houston research facility.
To avoid germs, the kid was kept in a sterilized room with limited access & bubble like clear plastic barriers that allowed his caretakers & family to see & interact with him.
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