The UK NSC recommendation on Severe Combined Immunodeficiency
Find general information about population health screening.
Why is screening not recommended by UK NSC?
The UK NSC does not recommend universal screening of SCID in newborns because at present there is insufficient information on the:
More about SCID
Severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID) is a group of genetic disorders characterised by the absence of humoral and cellular immunity. Left untreated in childhood, it can be fatal due to the severe vulnerability to common and opportunistic infections.
The most common treatment for SCID is haematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT) derived from bone marrow donors.
A number of Questions and Answers have been written to help explain more about SCID.
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The stakeholder groups will be involved when the recommendation is next reviewed. If you think your organisation should be added, please contact us. More information for stakeholders can be found in appendix C of the UK NSC evidence review process.
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