Which procedures are performed in the workup 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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  • Bronchoscopy should be performed frequently for recurrent pulmonary infections.

  • Endoscopic biopsies should be performed to look for the extent and to identify the cause of the diarrhea.

  • Lymph node biopsy is not necessary for the diagnosis, although findings may indicate a paucity of T- and B-cells and a lack of germinal centers [22]


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