Scid Letter Essay

Submitted By kamil121998
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Pages: 3

Dear Mr. and Mrs. Smith,
I’m sorry to say, but the test results have come in positive. Your son has been diagnosed with Severe Combined Immunodeficiency (SCID). SCID is an inherited immune disorder caused by a mutation in a gene. In most cases, it is unknown why the mutation occurs. Your genes carry an inherited genetic code that instructs the body how to create cells and protein in your body. There are five known types of SCID--all forms of the disease are inherited. Approximately one in every million people have SCID. A number of genetic abnormalities can cause SCID; however, most of the cases are linked to the X chromosome passed by the mother. A picture of the chromosomes is shown below.
As you can see the chromosome are all deformed and messed up. SCID is not just one disease. SCID is actually a group of several different diseases. There are more than 10 documented types of SCID, all of which: are present at birth, involve missing T cells (white blood cells that identify and attack perceived “invaders”),affect the function of the B cells (white blood cells that produce antibodies against infection). Because SCID all but knocks out a child’s immune system – the body’s built-in defense against infection – children with SCID are at high risk of developing conditions like:
-chronic diarrhea
-ear infections
-thrush infections
To do further screening and more testing doesn't have a very high or insane price to it the screening is estimated to cost $5.50 per child. If you want to know some cures for SCID.The list of treatments mentioned in various sources for SCID includes the following list. Always seek professional medical advice about any treatment or change in treatment plans.

1.Bone marrow transplant
2.Intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG)
3.PEG-ADA injections - for ADA deficiency subtype.
These expensive and dangerous surgeries are not the only way out. There is some medication you can give to your child.Some of the different medications used in the treatment of SCID include:
-Immune Globulin (intravenous)
-Carimune NF
-Gamimune N
-Gammagard S/D
-Iveegam EN
-Panglobulin NF
-Polygam S/D
-Iveegam Immuno

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