SCID causes a defect in the white blood cells that helps protect the body from viruses, bacteria and fungi.
Doctors know that SCID is the result of a mutation in one of at least 12 genes, and bone marrow transplants are presently the best treatment.
• Eight or more new ear infections within 1 year.
• Recurrent, deep skin or organ abscesses.
• Two or more serious sinus infections within 1 year.
• Persistent thrush in mouth or elsewhere on skin, after 1.
• Two or more months on antibiotics with little effect.
• Need for intravenous antibiotics to clear infections.
• Two or more pneumonias within one year.
• Two or more deep-seated infections.
• Failure of an infant to gain weight or grow normally.
• A family history of Primary Immunodeficiency.
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