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X-linked severe combined immunodeficiency


Other Names for this Disease

  • SCID, X-linked
  • SCIDX
  • SCIDX1
  • Severe combined immunodeficiency T- B+ due to gamma chain deficiency
  • Severe combined immunodeficiency T- B+, X-linked
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  • In the case of X-linked SCID, if a girl has SCID it means she inherited a defective X gene from both parents. But if the father has a defective X gene, he would have to be affected with SCID. How can a father just be a carrier in the case of an affected daughter? And what is the risk in a subsequent pregnancy to have SCID if both parents are carriers? Is it possible for a male to be a carrier? Click here for answer

Other Names for this Disease
  • SCID, X-linked
  • SCIDX
  • SCIDX1
  • Severe combined immunodeficiency T- B+ due to gamma chain deficiency
  • Severe combined immunodeficiency T- B+, X-linked
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.