The long quest for neonatal screening for severe combined immunodeficiency.

  title={The long quest for neonatal screening for severe combined immunodeficiency.},
  author={Rebecca H Buckley},
  journal={The Journal of allergy and clinical immunology},
  volume={129 3},
  pages={597-604; quiz 605-6}
Early recognition of severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID) is a pediatric emergency because a diagnosis before live vaccines or nonirradiated blood products are given and before development of infections permits lifesaving unfractionated HLA-identical or T cell-depleted haploidentical hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, enzyme replacement therapy, or gene therapy. The need for newborn screening for this condition has been recognized for the past 15 years. However, implementation of… CONTINUE READING
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