Severe Combined Immunodeficiencies - SCID

Severe combined immunodeficiencies (SCIDs) are genetic disorders characterized by blocked T-lymphocyte differentiation or function and often are associated with abnormal development of other lymphocyte lineages (B cells and natural killer [NK] cells). SCID is also commonly referred to as "bubble boy disease." About 92% of U.S. newborns are now screened for SCID by molecular laboratory testing (Immune Deficiency Foundation [IDF], 2017).

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Content Review: 
January 2018

Last Update: November 2019