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Is there a way to prevent severe combined immunodeficiency?

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Dr. Andrew Murphy
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: No

Scid is a genetic disease that children are born with.
Currently there is no way to prevent scid. However, newborn screening for scid can identify scid patients very early in life and allow them the opportunity to be further eval/treated and save their lives.

In brief: No

Scid is a genetic disease that children are born with.
Currently there is no way to prevent scid. However, newborn screening for scid can identify scid patients very early in life and allow them the opportunity to be further eval/treated and save their lives.
Dr. Andrew Murphy
Dr. Andrew Murphy
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Dr. Javier Chinen
Pediatrics - Allergy & Asthma

In brief: Newborn screening

Severe combined immunodeficiency (scid) is a group of inherited diseases.
A diagnostic test for all forms of scid is available for newborn screening in a handful of states (wi, ma, ca). Early diagnosis leads to treatment before severe infections occur, therefore preventing not scid but the mortality and morbidity due to infections. Prenatal counseling and testing might be useful in certain cases.

In brief: Newborn screening

Severe combined immunodeficiency (scid) is a group of inherited diseases.
A diagnostic test for all forms of scid is available for newborn screening in a handful of states (wi, ma, ca). Early diagnosis leads to treatment before severe infections occur, therefore preventing not scid but the mortality and morbidity due to infections. Prenatal counseling and testing might be useful in certain cases.
Dr. Javier Chinen
Dr. Javier Chinen
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