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Severe Combined Immunodeficiency

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Question: What is SCID (Severe Combined Immunodeficiency)? what is Severe Combined Immunodeficiency? In your own words, don't copy and paste, the words on Wikipedia and the SCID Home Page is to sophisticated for me to understand so please dumb it down for me :D P.S. In your own words! :]

Answer: It's an immunodeficiency disorder, but the difference from something like AIDS is that SCID is a genetic condition you're born with. The immune system is seriously crippled since birth--both B and T cells are missing or disabled. The result is that a child with SCID cannot fight off any infections, and needs a lot of medical treatment to survive past infancy.

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