The Human Phenotype Ontology (HPO) provides the following list of features that have been reported in people with this condition. Much of the information in the HPO comes from Orphanet, a European rare disease database. If available, the list includes a rough estimate of how common a feature is (its frequency). Frequencies are based on a specific study and may not be representative of all studies. You can use the MedlinePlus Medical Dictionary for definitions of the terms below.
|Signs and Symptoms||Approximate number of patients (when available)|
|Chronic oral candidiasis||-|
|Failure to thrive||-|
|Hypoplasia of the thymus||-|
|Recurrent bacterial meningitis||-|
|Recurrent fungal infections||-|
|Severe combined immunodeficiency||-|
|X-linked recessive inheritance||-|
Making a diagnosis for a genetic or rare disease can often be challenging. Healthcare professionals typically look at a person’s medical history, symptoms, physical exam, and laboratory test results in order to make a diagnosis. The following resources provide information relating to diagnosis and testing for this condition. If you have questions about getting a diagnosis, you should contact a healthcare professional.
The resources below provide information about treatment options for this condition. If you have questions about which treatment is right for you, talk to your healthcare professional.
Research helps us better understand diseases and can lead to advances in diagnosis and treatment. This section provides resources to help you learn about medical research and ways to get involved.
Nonprofit support and advocacy groups bring together patients, families, medical professionals, and researchers. These groups often raise awareness, provide support, and develop patient-centered information. Many are the driving force behind research for better treatments and possible cures. They can direct people to research, resources, and services. Many groups also have experts who serve as medical advisors. Visit their website or contact them to learn about the services they offer. Inclusion on this list is not an endorsement by GARD.
Living with a genetic or rare disease can impact the daily lives of patients and families. These resources can help families navigate various aspects of living with a rare disease.
Primary Immune Deficiency Treatment Consortium (PIDTC) Scientific Workshop
Thursday, April 7, 2011 -
Saturday, April 9, 2011
Location: San Francisco, CA
Description: This was a 3-day meeting. Participation at the workshop was by invitation and included representatives from each of the centers participating at PIDTC as well as representatives of CIBMTR, USIDNET, NIAID, ORDR, EBMT, and ESID. This was meant to favor collaboration and promote international collaborative trials in the field of these rare disorders. Special attention was paid to invitation of young investigators at a senior stage in their training or at the beginning of their academic careers. The meeting was open to representatives of the patient advocacy groups that are active in the field of primary immune deficiencies (PIDs) with the intent of promoting communication and collaboration. The results of the meeting will be published in a peer-reviewed journal.
Contact: Nancy Coulter,(301) 496-1886, email@example.com
Co-funding Institute(s): National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Office of Rare Diseases Research
American Society for Microbiology (ASM) Conference on DNA Repair and Mutagenesis Saturday, May 30, 2009 -
Friday, June 5, 2009
Location: Fairmont Chateau Whistler, British Columbia, Canada
Description: The major goals of this conference were to disseminate novel, unpublished results; identify new technologies and clinical therapies; and foster new collaborations among participants. A hallmark of this conference is the exceptionally broad cross-section of participants in terms of research focus (basic, translational, and clinical), age (the large meeting venue draws many younger scientists, graduate students, and senior investigators; ASM committed $20,000 to subsidize graduate student travel), institutional affiliation (academia, government, private industry, and publishing), and geography. Numerous opportunities were provided for in-depth discussion during and after sessions and at meals, including the popular evening poster sessions to promote informal interactions among all participants.
Contact: Dr. Peggy Hsieh, NIDDK 301-496-0306
Co-funding Institute(s): National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
Fifth International Meeting of Gene and Cell Therapies for Arthritis and Related Diseases
Tuesday, April 29, 2008 -
Thursday, May 1, 2008
Location: Bell Harbor Conference Center, Seattle, WA
Description: The goals of this meeting were to share advances in cellular biology that offer the opportunity to harness regulatory immune cells to combat autoimmune disease, to harness the use of multipotent progenitor cells to augment tissue regeneration and repair, and to accelerate the development of molecular and cellular therapies for rheumatologic and orthopaedic disorders. The GTARD conference series was initiated 9 years ago as a dedicated forum for investigators performing research in these areas to review and discuss scientific progress and to share ideas and technologies. Proceedings from the first three meetings have been published and proceedings from the 2006 meeting are currently in revision. The proceedings from this meeting will be similarly published.
Contact: Dr. Theresa Smith, NIAMS(301) firstname.lastname@example.org
Co-funding Institute(s): National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
X-Linked Severe Combined Immunodeficiency (XSC10) Family Workshop Program Friday, April 18, 1997 -
Saturday, April 19, 1997
Location: Bethesda, MD
Contact: Dr. Jennifer Puck(301) 402-2194
Co-funding Institute(s): National Human Genome Research Institute
Workshop on Registries for Primary Immunodeficiency Diseases Tuesday, November 19, 1996
Location: NIH Campus, Bethesda, MD
Contact: Dr. Howard Dickler(301) 496-7104
Co-funding Institute(s): National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
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In the case of X-linked SCID, if a girl has SCID it means she inherited a defective X gene from both parents. But if the father has a defective X gene, he would have to be affected with SCID. How can a father just be a carrier in the case of an affected daughter? And what is the risk in a subsequent pregnancy to have SCID if both parents are carriers? Is it possible for a male to be a carrier? See answer