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X-linked severe combined immunodeficiency
Other Names for this Disease
- SCID, X-linked
- Severe combined immunodeficiency T- B+ due to gamma chain deficiency
- Severe combined immunodeficiency T- B+, X-linked
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X-linked severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID) is an inherited disorder of the immune system. It almost always affects boys. Signs and symptoms include severe, recurring infections, chronic diarrhea, skin rashes, and slow growth. Without treatment, people with this condition usually do not live past infancy. It is caused by mutations in the IL2RG gene. It is inherited in an X-linked recessive fashion.
- X-linked severe combined immunodeficiency. Genetic Home Reference. http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/x-linked-severe-combined-immunodeficiency. Accessed August 8, 2011.
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- The The Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM) database contains genetics resources that discuss X-linked severe combined immunodeficiency. Click on the link to go to OMIM and review these resources.
Selected Full-Text Journal Articles
- Simons, E. Gene Therapy of X-Linked Severe Combined Immunodeficiency by Use of a Pseudotyped Gammaretroviral Vector. Pediatrics 2006; 118: S48-S49.
- The Social Security Administration has included this condition in their Compassionate Allowances Initiative. This initiative speeds up the processing of disability claims for applicants with certain medical conditions that cause severe disability. More information about Compassionate Allowances and applying for Social Security disability is available online.