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Noun: severe combined immunodeficiency disease
  1. A congenital disease affecting T cells that can result from a mutation in any one of several different genes; children with it are susceptible to infectious disease; if untreated it is lethal within the first year or two of life
    - severe combined immunodeficiency, SCID

Derived forms: severe combined immunodeficiency diseases

Type of: immunodeficiency, monogenic disease, monogenic disorder

Encyclopedia: Severe combined immunodeficiency disease