What is the treatment option for SCID?

The only cure currently and routinely available for SCID is bone marrow transplant, which provides a new immune system to the patient. Gene therapy treatment of SCID has also been successful in clinical trials, but not without complications.

Research on gene therapy for SCID is continuing and may one day be a good option. If you think your child may have SCID, prompt evaluation by an immunology specialist is crucial for early treatment.

Other forms of combined immunodeficiency can occur that may not require bone marrow transplantation.