Newborn Screening for Severe Combined Immunodeficiency
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A child with a primary immune deficiency has an immune system that does not work at all, or does not work well, usually due to a hereditary or genetic defect. When that happens, the child will have a reduced ability to resist or get rid of an infectious disease.