How is ADA deficiency treated in hypogammaglobulinemia?

Updated: Dec 26, 2018
  • Author: Elizabeth A Secord, MD; Chief Editor: Michael A Kaliner, MD  more...
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HSCT is the treatment of choice for patients with SCID and, if a matched donor is available, for a patient with ADA deficiency. [1]

In patients with ADA deficiency who lack an HLA-identical sibling, enzyme replacement with polyethylene glycol-ADA (PEG-ADA) may be an effective alternative therapeutic agent.


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