How is severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID) prevented?

Updated: Apr 28, 2021
  • Author: Robert A Schwartz, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Harumi Jyonouchi, MD  more...
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Microarray technology has also been proposed as a screening tool to detect the most common genetic defects leading to SCID. [58, 52] A combination of these therapies may be the eventual solution to the dilemma of screening for SCID.

Genetic counseling is necessary. If the family wishes to have other children, suggest that they obtain prenatal testing (eg, chorionic villus sampling) if the genetic defect is known.


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