Information About Severe Combined Immunodeficiency

(also known as SCID)

Severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID) is a group of inherited disorders that cause severe abnormalities of the immune system. These disorders lead to reduced or malfunctioning T- and B-lymphocytes, the specialized white blood cells made in the bone marrow to fight infection. When the immune system doesn't function properly, it can be difficult or impossible for it to battle viruses, bacteria and fungi that cause infections.

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