Stem Cell Transplant: Immunodeficiencies

SCID Syndrome

Newborns with Severe Combined Immunodefciency Syndrome, commonly known as the “bubble boy syndrome,” appear healthy at birth but rarely live a year unless they receive a bone marrow transplant.

Beginning in 2013, Texas became one of only 15 states that routinely screens for SCID in newborns.  

The Children’s Stem Cell Transplant Program collaborates closely with Maria Teresa De La Morena, M.D., a UT Southwestern Associate Professor of Pediatrics who specializes in primary immunodefciency and has become a regional expert on SCID. Through this collaboration with Dr. De La Morena, the Stem Cell Transplant Program is helping save lives of newborns diagnosed with SCID. 

 

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