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5 Facts you should know about

Severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID)

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Persons afflicted with X-SCID often have infections very early in life, before three months of age

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This occurs due to the decreased amount of immunoglobulin G (IgG)

levels in the infant during the three-month stage

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This is followed by viral infections such as pneumonitis

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A telltale sign of X-SCID is candidiasis, a type of fungal infection caused by Candida albicans

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Recurrent eczema-like rashes are also a common symptom

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