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Prevalence of SCID higher than original estimates

August 19, 2014

Severe combined immunodeficiency is twice as common among newborns as previously thought, according to study findings in JAMA.

Antonia Kwan, PhD, MRCPCH, of the University of California, San Francisco, and colleagues assessed 3,030,083 infants screened for severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID) from 11 programs between January 2008 and July 2013. Forty-six percent of data came from programs in California; 16% was from programs in New York; Wisconsin programs accounted for 11%; and Massachusetts programs accounted for 10% of data. 

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