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Case Commentary: Severe Combined Immune Deficiencies
  • Daniel WellsOrcid
Daniel Wells
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University of Oxford
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Abstract

This case commentary concerns a 3-month old female infant (of parents who were first cousins) who presented with persistent diarrhoea, failure to thrive, and a low lymphocyte count. The topics addressed include the typical histories for severe combined immune deficiencies (SCID), how SCID can be confirmed, and the relevance of immunophenotyping circulating lymphocytes in the diagnosis of different types of SCID. This commentary was created in 2015 as part of the masters programme in Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry at the University of Oxford.