TITLE

severe combined immunodeficiency disease

PUB. DATE
January 2005
SOURCE
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p1981
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
A definition of "severe combined immunodeficiency disease" is presented. It refers to a syndrome in which both humoral and cell-mediated immunity get functionally impaired and the patient becomes susceptible to fungal, bacterial, and viral infections. The syndrome is commonly inherited and transmitted as an X-linked or autosomal recessive trait. It can be cured by the transplantation of bone marrow or fetal liver as a source of stem cells.
ACCESSION #
21245467

 

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