Severe combined immuno deficienzy (SCID)

Foals affected by SCID are born with no immune system, and generally die of an opportunistic... more
Disease
SCID of Arabian foals is a fatal disease caused by the lack of B- and T-lymphocytes. Thus a foal affected by SCID is born with no immune system, and generally dies of an opportunistic infection such as pneumonia, usually before the age of five or six months. The disease is inherited as an autosomal recessive condition.
Breed
Arabian Horse
Heredity
autosomal recessive
Test duration
1 week after arrival of the sample in the lab
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