SCIDS


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SCIDS

[skidz or ¦es¦sē¦ī¦dē′es]
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The diagnosis of SCID is transforming as more and more centers introduce screening methods that will detect major T-cell defects even before clinical symptoms become apparent, as is possible in this case.
Notarangelo et al., "Establishing diagnostic criteria for severe combined immunodeficiency disease (SCID), leaky SCID, and Omenn syndrome: the primary immune deficiency treatment consortium experience," The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, vol.
Other less frequent types include deficiency of Janus kinase 3 (JAK3), in which the infants have lab values similar to X-linked SCIDS (T, B+, NK), and deficiencies in the CD3 or CD45 chains that play key roles in T-cell function.
About 10 cases SCIDS presenting with persistent diarrhea following rotavirus vaccine have been reported (Vaccine 2010;28:6609-12).
The strategy for newborn SCIDS screening is based upon polymerase chain reaction quantification of T-cell receptor excision circles (TRECs)--small circles of DNA created in T-cells during their passage through the thymus--from dried blood spots (DBS) on newborn screening cards.
Children with SCIDS are expected to have near 0 (the screening cutoff is 25 TREC/uL).
In Wisconsin, the first state to offer universal newborn SCIDS screening, 0.05% (35) newborns out of a total 71,000 had positive tests and underwent confirmatory testing.
Of 194,056 newborns screened in Massachusetts during 2008-2011, 4 were identified with SCIDS. This gives us a rate of approximately 1 in 50,000 live births.
If there is no response to PHA, the infant is highly likely to have SCID.
Treatment for SCID is a hematopoietic stem cell transplant (4) (HSCT) or gene therapy.