SCID

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SCID

abbr.
severe combined immunodeficiency

SCID

abbreviation for
(Pathology) severe combined immune deficiency; a serious condition in which babies are born with reduced numbers of T- and B-lymphocytes, which impairs their immune systems and makes them susceptible to severe infections and cancer
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Noun1.SCID - a congenital disease affecting T cells that can result from a mutation in any one of several different genes; children with it are susceptible to infectious disease; if untreated it is lethal within the first year or two of life
immunodeficiency - immunological disorder in which some part of the body's immune system is inadequate and resistance to infectious diseases is reduced
monogenic disease, monogenic disorder - an inherited disease controlled by a single pair of genes
ADA-SCID - SCID resulting from mutation of a gene that codes for adenosine deaminase
X-linked SCID, X-SCID - SCID in male children resulting from mutation of a gene that codes for a protein on the surface of T cells that allows them to develop a growth factor receptor
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