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Severe Combined Immunodeficiency (SCID)
30 September 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Severe Combined Immunodeficiency (SCID) is a life-threatening genetic condition in which affected babies are unable to fight even simple infections. SCID is often referred to as the ‘bubble boy disease’ highlighting the threat of exposure to germs and is considered an immunological emergency. Without appropriate timely treatment, most die before the age of 2 years. If diagnosed early and then treated early, SCID can be entirely curable. Early diagnosis is possible with universal SCID newborn screening.
In this Webinar well-known Immunologist and SCID Advocate, Dr. Melanie Wong will talk about the progress that has been made towards having mandatory SCID testing throughout Australia and how you can help with this important campaign.
Register to attend this webinar here >> https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ULro32-yRSqhNTV10RMj6A