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A baby boy wasn’t diagnosed with SCID until he was 51/2 months old. If babies are diagnosed before 3 months, their rate of survival after bone marrow transplant is 97%. If diagnosed after 3 months the rate falls to 69%.
Source: summary of medical news story as reported by Scien Central News
About: Baby’s survival rate reduced by late diagnosis of SCID
Date: 30 May 2004
Source: Scien Central News
Author: Karen Lurie
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