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In what way is severe combined immunodeficiency transmitted?
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Dr. Javier Chinen
Pediatrics - Allergy & Asthma
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In brief: 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.

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

In brief: 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.
Dr. David Rosenthal
Dr. David Rosenthal
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