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5 Facts you should know about

X-linked severe combined immunodeficiency (X-SCID)

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Persons afflicted with X-SCID often have infections

very early in life, before three months of age.

2

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

in the infant during the three-month stage.

3

This is followed by viral infections such as pneumonitis.

4

A telltale sign of X-SCID is candidiasis,

a type of fungal infection caused by Candida albicans.

5

Recurrent eczema-like rashes are also a common symptom.

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