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Adenosine deaminase-deficient severe combined immunodeficiency

Meaning of adenosine deaminase-deficient severe combined immunodeficiency: 

A rare, inherited disorder in which the immune system is damaged, causing a person to have a complete lack of B lymphocytes and T lymphocytes (types of white blood cells that help the body fight infection). People with adenosine deaminase-deficient severe combined immunodeficiency are at high risk of developing life-threatening viral, bacterial, and fungal infections and certain types of cancers.

Signs and symptoms of adenosine deaminase-deficient severe combined immunodeficiency

The signs and symptoms of adenosine deaminase-deficient severe combined immunodeficiency includes serious lung infections, chronic diarrhea, skin rashes, and slow growth and development. And the symptoms occur before 6 months of age. When symptoms begin later in life, they are usually milder.

Causes of adenosine deaminase-deficient severe combined immunodeficiency

Adenosine deaminase-deficient severe combined immunodeficiency is caused by mutations (changes) in the ADA gene. The ADA gene makes an enzyme called adenosine deaminase, which helps protect lymphocytes from harmful substances in the body. Also called ADA-SCID.

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