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Newborn screening increases survival outcome for patients with severe combined immunodeficiency
Date:1/27/2011

, regardless of the type of donor or conditioning regimen used," said H. Bobby Gaspar, MD, PhD, senior author of the study and Professor of Pediatrics and Immunology at University College London (UCL) Institute of Child Health in London, U.K. "There is currently no newborn screening for SCID in the U.K.; the United States is the only country that has started screening for SCID, although only a small number of states are screening at this time. Implementation of newborn screening to more states in the U.S. and in other countries would have a major impact on the outcome of SCID."


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