Definition of Severe combined immunodeficiency disease
1. Noun. 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.
Generic synonyms: Immunodeficiency, Monogenic Disease, Monogenic Disorder
Specialized synonyms: Ada-scid, X-linked Scid, X-scid
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Literary usage of Severe combined immunodeficiency disease
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1. Understanding the Immune System by Lydia Woods Schindler (1991)
"Very rarely, infants are born lacking all the major immune defenses; this is known as severe combined immunodeficiency disease (SCID). ..."
2. Cord Blood: Establishing a National Hematopoietic Stem Cell Bank Program by Emily Ann Meyer, Kristine M. Gebbie, Kathi E. Hanna (2005)
"... severe combined immunodeficiency disease) Hemoglobinopathies, thalassemia, sickle cell anemia Metabolic storage disorders, Hurler's syndrome, ..."
3. Bone Marrow Transplantation and Peripheral Blood Stem Cell Transplantation by DIANE Publishing Company (1996)
"severe combined immunodeficiency disease (SCID): A disorder characterized by the complete absence or a marked deficiency of B cells and T cells. ..."
4. Outpatient Immunosuppressive Drugs Under Medicare by Office of Technology Assessment, United States, Congress (1991)
"Covered for treatment of severe combined immunodeficiency disease or Wiskott- Aldrich syndrome. Covered for patients with various specified conditions. ..."