severe combined immunodeficiency


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severe combined immunodeficiency

n. Abbr. SCID
Any of various, potentially fatal genetic disorders of the immune system marked by the absence of T cells, by inadequate B-cell function, and in some forms by the absence of B cells and natural killer cells, resulting in the body's inability to resist infection.
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severe combined immunodeficiency

(SCID) A birth defect in which babies lack sufficient T-cells and B-cells (white blood cells). These cells are vital to the working of the immune system. Sufferers have little or no protection against disease.
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Noun1.severe combined immunodeficiency - 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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Cytegrity stable producer cell line will be used to produce the viral vector for Mustang Bio's MB-107 lentiviral gene therapy program for the treatment of X-linked severe combined immunodeficiency (XSCID).
Adagen Injection is a modified enzyme used for enzyme replacement therapy for the treatment of severe combined immunodeficiency.
Do note that there are over 100 primary immunodeficiency disorders in the world, including X-linked agammaglobulinemia (XLA), common variable immunodeficiency (CVID) and severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID), which is known as alymphocytosis or boy-in-a-bubble disease.
For a few conditions, evaluations to measure TRECs are usually conducted in clinical practice (5): i) newborn screening tests for severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID), ii) evaluation of immune reconstitution during antiretroviral therapy in AIDS patients, and iii) testing T cell reconstitution after bone marrow transplantation.
Mona Dash's debut memoir, A Roll of the Dice, is an odyssey of an invincible mother who, despite her best efforts, loses her firstborn son diagnosed with SCID (severe combined immunodeficiency).
X-linked severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID-X1) is a genetic disorder that is caused by mutations of a single gene, ILR2G.
He was diagnosed with Severe Combined Immunodeficiency (SCID), a potentially fatal primary immunodeficiency, a few weeks after he was born.
Eight infants with the disorder, called X-linked severe combined immunodeficiency (X-SCID), received an experimental gene therapy co-developed by National Institutes of Health scientists.
Omarion Jordan, who turns 1 later this month, had the therapy in December to treat severe combined immunodeficiency syndrome, or SCID.
US scientists say they used HIV to make a gene therapy that cured eight infants of severe combined immunodeficiency, or "bubble boy" disease, BBC reports.
The results of these studies, including a recently published article that showed the antibody treatment was safe in non-human primates, set the stage for a clinical trial of the antibody at Stanford and the University of California-San Francisco in children with an immune disorder called severe combined immunodeficiency.

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