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New Study Finds Best Chances of Curing Bubble Boy Disease

Early treatment of severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID), also known as “bubble boy disease,” may be the key to a successful cure, an article published by CBS News reports. While the condition can usually be cured with a stem cell transplant, a new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine reported that the highest chance comes with the earliest treatment, usually before 3.5 months of age. In fact, over 94 percent of the 240 infants observed were living 5 years after their diagnosis. Early treatment is now a very viable possibility as there is an easily accessible newborn screening test for SCID.

Read the article published by CBS News.

Read the study published in the New England Journal of Medicine.