Chapter 3. Severe Combined Immunodeficiency – A Brief Overview

  1. Peter S. Vickers Cert.Ed., Dip C.D., SRN, RSCN, BA, PhD, FHEA Visiting Fellow in Child Health and Immunology

Published Online: 4 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470745571.ch3

Severe Combined Immune Deficiency: Early Hospitalisation and Isolation

Severe Combined Immune Deficiency: Early Hospitalisation and Isolation

How to Cite

Vickers, P. S. (2008) Severe Combined Immunodeficiency – A Brief Overview, in Severe Combined Immune Deficiency: Early Hospitalisation and Isolation, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470745571.ch3

Author Information

  1. School of Nursing and Midwifery, The University of Hertfordshire, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 MAR 2009
  2. Published Print: 12 DEC 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470319864

Online ISBN: 9780470745571

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Keywords:

  • combined immune deficiencies;
  • T-cell lymphocytes and cell-mediated immunity;
  • B-cell lymphocytes - humoral immunity;
  • Severe Combined Immune Deficiency (SCID);
  • SCID and DiGeorge syndrome - disorders of genetic origin;
  • SCID - pre-transplant disorders and infections;
  • treatment possibilities for SCID;
  • gene replacement therapy and ADA SCID and X-linked SCID

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • The Immune System

  • Severe Combined Immunodeficiency

  • Treatment of SCID

  • Conclusion