Severe Combined Immunodeficiency: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment


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A child with SCID cannot fight infections because of _____.

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1. How did the nickname Bubble Boy Disease originate?

2. Which of the following is NOT a common sign or symptom of SCID?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and attached worksheet will help gauge your understanding of severe combined immunodeficiency. Topics you will need to know to pass the quiz include signs, symptoms, and genetic disorders.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to measure your knowledge of:

  • Children with SCID cannot fight infections because of which cellular deficiencies
  • From where does the nickname Bubble Boy Disease derive
  • Signs or symptoms of SCID
  • Procedure that provides a possible cure for SCID by replacing damaged bone marrow cells with healthy stem cells
  • Identify a way of correcting genetic disorders which insert healthy genes into cells

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the severe combined immunodeficiency lesson
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about Bubble Boy Disease in a different light
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding correcting genetic disorders and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To learn more about severe combined immunodeficiency, review the lesson Severe Combined Immunodeficiency: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment which covers the following objectives:

  • Define severe combined immunodeficiency
  • Identify most common type of SCID
  • Treatments for SCID
  • Explore gene therapy