Severe Combined Immunodeficiency (SCID) in Canadian Children: A National Surveillance Study

  title={Severe Combined Immunodeficiency (SCID) in Canadian Children: A National Surveillance Study},
  author={Jacob Rozmus and Anne Junker and Melanie Laffin Thibodeau and Danielle Grenier and Stuart E Turvey and Wadieh Yacoub and Joanne Embre{\'e} and Elie Haddad and Joanne M Langley and Rose Marie Ramsingh and Veeran-Anne S. Singh and Richard Long and Kirk R Schultz},
  journal={Journal of Clinical Immunology},
Severe Combined Immune Deficiency (SCID) is universally fatal unless treated with hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). Following the identification of disseminated Bacille Calmette-Guérin (BCG) infections in Canadian First Nations, Métis and Inuit (FNMI) children with unrecognized primary immune deficiencies, a national surveillance study was initiated in order to determine the incidence, diagnosis, treatment and outcome of children with SCID in Canada. Canadian pediatricians were… CONTINUE READING
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