Waqar Hussain, Asma Batool, Tahir Aziz Ahmed, Muhammad Mukarram Bashir.
Severe combined immunodeficiency due to adenosine deaminase deficiency.
J Pak Med Assoc Jan ;62(3):297-9.
Severe Combined Immunodeficiency is the term applied to a group of rare genetic disorders characterised by defective or absent T and B cell functions. Patients usually present in first 6 months of life with respiratory/gastrointestinal tract infections and failure to thrive. Among the various types of severe combined immunodeficiency, enzyme deficiencies are relatively less common. We report the case of a 6 years old girl having severe combined immunodeficiency due to adenosine deaminase deficiency.
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