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Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center (GARD)

Severe combined immunodeficiency


Other Names for this Disease
  • SCID
  • Bubble boy disease
  • ADA deficiency
  • Severe combined immunodeficiency due to adenosine deaminase deficiency
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Your Questions Answered


2 question(s) from the public on this disease have been answered. Submit a new question.
  • 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? Click here for answer

  • My baby has low CD3 and CD4 cells. I have consulted a hematologist and was told it is doubtful my baby has SCID. When can we consider it is SCID? Click here for answer

Other Names for this Disease
  • SCID
  • Bubble boy disease
  • ADA deficiency
  • Severe combined immunodeficiency due to adenosine deaminase deficiency
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.