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Severe Combined Immunodeficiency definition: Group of rare congenital disorders characterized by impairment of both humoral and cell-mediated immunity, leukopenia, and low or absent antibody levels. It is inherited as an X-linked or autosomal recessive defect. Mutations occurring in many different genes cause human Severe Combined Immunodeficiency (SCID).
severe combined immunodeficiency definition: group of rare congenital disorders characterized by impairment of both humoral and cell-mediated immunity, leukopenia, and low or absent antibody levels; it is inherited as an X-linked or autosomal recessive defect; about half of the patients with autosomal recessive SCID are deficient in the enzyme adenosine deaminase.
Severe Combined Immunodeficiency definition: X-linked or autosomal recessive disorder characterized by defects of both humoral and cell mediated immunity, resulting in low or absent antibody levels, leukopenia, marked susceptibility to infections, and early death.--2004
 
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