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Are there any causes besides genetics of developing scid?

2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jack Mutnick
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Jack Mutnick
Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Dr. Golder Wilson
Clinical Genetics

In brief: Yes

If you have received the diagnosis of genetic severe combined immunodeficiency, implying mutations in specific genes, then it is strictly genetic.
If you have less defined deficiencies of t-cells (viral. Fungal defense) or b-cells/immunoglobulins (bacterial defense), these can be acquired (e.g., aids) or transient (e.g., hypoglobulinemias) due to chemicals, infections, or cancer.

In brief: Yes

If you have received the diagnosis of genetic severe combined immunodeficiency, implying mutations in specific genes, then it is strictly genetic.
If you have less defined deficiencies of t-cells (viral. Fungal defense) or b-cells/immunoglobulins (bacterial defense), these can be acquired (e.g., aids) or transient (e.g., hypoglobulinemias) due to chemicals, infections, or cancer.
Dr. Golder Wilson
Dr. Golder Wilson
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