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Unformatted text preview: o Failure to thrive o Unusual rashes, diarrhoea o Fatal if untreated Suspect in any neonate or infant with failure to thrive, infections, recurrent hospital admissions Diagnosis: o Test for presence and normal function of T cells SCID Treatment Suspect and then protect: o Isolate - barrier nursing o Prophylactic antibiotics o No live vaccines o Blood products CMV-negative, irradiated Bone marrow / stem cell transplantation. Gene therapy o about 20 done: leukaemia a complication Di George Most are congenital: due to a deletion in chromosome 21 o A developmental problem leading to thymic hypoplasia so few T cells A similar syndrome may be associated with foetal alcohol syndrome Secondary T cell Immunodeficiencys AIDS Transplantation immunosuppression...
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This note was uploaded on 12/04/2011 for the course ANTHRO 2000 taught by Professor Monicaoyola during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.
- Fall '10