Bubble Boy Disease

Severe combined immunodeficiency, specifically due to adenosine deaminase deficiency
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SCID is often referred to as the bubble boy disease after David Vetter, the young Texas boy who was born with SCID in 1971 and lived inside a protective plastic isolator for 12 years to prevent him from contracting life-threatening infections.
Bubble boy disease is a genetic disorder diagnosed in about 40 to 100 babies annually in the US.
19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Immune Deficiency Foundation (IDF) applauds a new study published August 19, 2014 in the Journal of the American Medical Association that underscores the importance of newborn screening for Severe Combined Immune Deficiency (SCID), also known as Bubble Boy disease.
2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Florida Genetics and Newborn Screening Program Advisory Council voted unanimously to recommend that the Department of Health screen all newborns for Severe Combined Immune Deficiency (SCID) - commonly known as bubble boy disease.
May 25 /PRNewswire/ -- On May 21, 2010, Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced the addition of Severe Combined Immunodeficiency (SCID) -- commonly known as bubble boy disease -- to the core panel of 29 genetic disorders -- as part of her recommendation to adopt the national Recommended Uniform Screening Panel.
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, sometimes referred to as bubble boy disease, is a primary immunodeficiency disease that is considered to be a pediatric emergency due to its severity.
17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Immune Deficiency Foundation (IDF), the national patient organization for persons with primary immunodeficiency diseases, applauds the decision of the Iowa Department of Public Health to expand its newborn screening program to include screening for Severe Combined Immune Deficiency Disease (SCID), known as bubble boy disease.
2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Florida Department of Health has added Severe Combined Immune Deficiency Disease (SCID), known as bubble boy disease, to the list of conditions that all newborns in the state are screened for at birth beginning October 1, 2012.