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Coronavirus Update:What patients and families need to know

Pediatric Severe Combined Immunodeficiency (SCID)

Key points about SCID in children

  • SCID is a disease that passed on from parents to children (inherited).
  • It is a very rare, life-threatening disease.
  • The disease causes a child to have very weak immune system.
  • The best treatment for this disease is a bone marrow transplant.
  • Parents of children with SCID should talk with a genetic counselor about genetic testing and family planning

Prevention and Risk Assessment

Diagnosis

Treatment

Children's Team

Children's Team

Providers

Catherine Bollard

Catherine Bollard

Director, Center for Cancer and Immunology
Director, Program for Cell Enhancement and Technologies for Immunotherapy
Our Stories

Our Stories

Parker

Parker's Story

After an uneventful pregnancy and birth, Tiffany Green was looking forward to bringing son, Parker James Cameron, home to bond with her and his sisters. But a week after Parker’s birth, Green learned something unsettling. Parker had no immune system in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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