What is the global prevalence of severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID)?

Updated: Aug 11, 2020
  • Author: Francisco J Hernandez-Ilizaliturri, MD; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
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Estimates for Europe are thought to approximate those in the United States. CHH may be more frequent in Finland. SCID is underreported, but several countries now maintain registries of patients with primary immunodeficiency diseases.

The estimated prevalence of SCID in specific countries is as follows [8] :

  • Australia - 0.15 cases per 100,000 population
  • Norway - 0.045 cases per 100,000 population
  • Switzerland - 0.47 cases per 100,000 population
  • Sweden, 2.43 of every 100,000 live births

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