Key points about SCID in children
- SCID is a disease that passed on from parents to children (inherited).
- It is a very rare, life-threatening disease.
- The disease causes a child to have very weak immune system.
- The best treatment for this disease is a bone marrow transplant.
- Parents of children with SCID should talk with a genetic counselor about genetic testing and family planning
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