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Severe Combined Immunodeficiency Disease (SCID)

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Severe Combined Immunodeficiency Disease (SCID)

Severe Combined Immunodeficiency Disease (SCID)

It is a group of diseases that causes uncontrollable functioning of the immune system.

Symptoms

SCID affected children mostly treated at young age and because of acute infection max within 6 months. Infants often catch uncertain diseases such as pneumonia and hepatitis. 

Eczema

  • Pneumocystis Jiroveci
  • Reduces Red blood cell and platelets formation
  • Yeast infection in mouth (Oral Thrush)
  • Pneumonia
  • Meningitis
  • Underweight (below the normal weight)
  • Ear infections

Causes

As it is an inherited disease, mostly it happens if the child’s family members have SCID. Connection with mutated genes can cause SCID.

More about Treatment

Severe Combined Immunodeficiency Disease (SCID) is a rare and genetic disorder that happens when a person is born with a faulty immune system which doesn’t protect a person even with minor diseases this occurs due to the absence or non-functioning B and T cells. B and T cells along with NK cells, makes a shell to defend against various infections.

Another name of SCID is “baby in a bubble” because a person can’t tolerate the outside climate. Today’s SCID children are lucky because treatments such as genetic therapy and Hematopoietic Stem cell transplantation are available.

SCID TREATMENT

The best treatment is bone marrow transplant, if you have siblings then can share healthy stem cells so genetic brothers and sisters are considered to be the best donors. To find an outside donor is little challenging because it is a genetic and rare disorder.

SCID DIAGNOSIS

Following tests can be useful in making efficient diagnosis:

TEST REGARDING BLOOD COUNTS - When RBC, WBC and Platelets decrease people’s immunity drastically decreases so certain tests are recommended.

Immunoglobulin tests

Genetic tests.

FAQ

1. WHAT ARE THE SURVIVAL RATES FOR SCID?

If cured and treated within 2-3 months of the disease survival rates increase up to 80-90% and if treated after 3 -4 months of SCID chances decrease to 60-70%.

2. HOW COMMON IS SCID?

It is a rare disease, happens to 1-2 people out of 50,000 to 100,000.

3. WHAT IS SCID SCREENING IN NEWBORNS?

SCID screening in newborns came into existence 4-5 years ago because of the formation of a test that can mark dried blood in filter cards that are taken from the babies to screen for a number of dangerous conditions. In a minimum cost doctors can arrange this blood test for newborns.

4. DOES LATE DIAGNOSIS CAN AFFECT SCID PATIENTS LIFE?

Though bone marrow transplant works wonder, if SCID treatment is done very late then it can cause unpredictable diseases and consequences can rise and maybe death occurs

Top Doctors For Severe Combined Immunodeficiency Disease (SCID) Treatment

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Dr. Ranjan Kumar Mohapatra Bone Marrow Transplant (BMT) | Gender: Male | Experience: 25 years | Hospital: SIMS Hospital, Chennai
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Dr. Garud Chandan Family Medicine | Gender: Male | Experience: 17 years | Hospital: Fortis Hospital, Bengaluru
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Dr. Mehmet Yılmaz Eltemmo Bone Marrow Transplant (BMT) | Gender: Male | Experience: 10 years | Hospital: Hisar Intercontinental
Dr. (Col.) Kumud Rai Cardiovascular | Gender: Male | Experience: 25 years | Hospital: Max Super Speciality Hospital, Saket
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Ms. Hiba Khalid Dietician | Gender: Female | Experience: 7 years | Hospital: RAK Hospital
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Dr. Kavuri Sree R. Murthy Family Medicine | Gender: Male | Experience: 22 years | Hospital: RAK Hospital
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Dr. Nidal Mohamed Eldahla Family Medicine | Gender: Male | Experience: 30 years | Hospital: RAK Hospital
Ms. Ruba Elhourani Dietician | Gender: Female | Experience: 5 years | Hospital: RAK Hospital
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Dr. Issam Hreirati Bariatric – Weight Reduction | Gender: Male | Experience: 25 years | Hospital: Saudi German Hospital
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Dr. Abha Gupta Allergy and Immunology | Gender: Female | Experience: 31 years | Hospital: Apollo Indraprastha

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Fortis Malar Hospital, Chennai Fortis Malar Hospital, Chennai is a leading multi-specialty, tertiary care hospital which offers com
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