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Immune Deficiency Foundation Praises ACHDNC Recommendation for SCID Screening in Newborns
Date:1/25/2010

WASHINGTON, Jan. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- On January 21, 2010, the Advisory Committee on Heritable Disorders in Newborns and Children voted unanimously to add screening for Severe Combined Immune Deficiency or SCID -- commonly known as bubble boy disease -- to the core panel for universal screening of all newborns in the United States.

SCID is a primary immunodeficiency; affected infants lack T lymphocytes, the white blood cells that help resist infections due to a wide array of viruses, bacteria and fungi. Babies with SCID appear healthy at birth, but without early treatment, most often by bone marrow transplant from a healthy donor, these infants cannot survive.

The Advisory Committee's policy recommendation will now be presented to Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services. Ms. Sebelius has 180 days to consider and respond to the committee's proposal.

Jennifer Puck, Professor of Pediatrics at the University of California, San Francisco and an expert in the field, nominated SCID for consideration by the Committee after pioneering development of a test that can detect SCID in the dried blood spot filter cards that are currently collected from all babies to screen for a variety of inborn disorders.

"The Advisory Committee has taken a momentous step forward for the primary immunodeficiency community," said Marcia Boyle, President & Founder of the Immune Deficiency Foundation (IDF), the national patient organization for persons with primary immunodeficiency diseases. "The IDF has strongly supported and worked tirelessly toward this goal for many years. But it is imperative that we sustain this momentum by working to establish newborn screening programs in all 50 st
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