Screening test for newborns could detect 'Bubble Boy Disease'

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by KING 5 HealthLink

KING5.com

Posted on February 14, 2013 at 4:45 PM

Imagine your healthy infant suddenly gets very sick and doctors can't figure out what's wrong. At one point, they even suspect HIV.  KING 5's Jean Enersen shares one mother's story and the proposed newborn screening test the could make all the difference in saving lives.

Resource links:

Seattle Children's: Severe Combined Immunodeficiency
 
Seattle Children's: Seattle Children’s Research Institute, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, U Penn, UW, WSU push toward clinical trials for Severe Combined Immunodeficiency
 
Immune Deficency Foundation SCID Newborn Screening
 
Washington State Board of Health accepts recommendation to add SCID screening

National Primary Immunodeficiency Resource Center, presented by Jeffrey Modell Foundation

 

 

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