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David "The Bubble Boy" (1971 - 1984) He had an immune disease, X-linked Severe Combined Immune Deficiency (SCID), that required him to live by himself in a sterile environment, he died from complications as the result of an experimental treatment for his condition, full name: David Vetter

David "The Bubble Boy" (1971 - 1984) He had an immune disease, X-linked Severe Combined Immune Deficiency (SCID), that required him to live by himself in a sterile environment, he died from complications as the result of an experimental treatment for his condition, full name: David Vetter

MJ's having a terrible time with his immunodeficiency. He caught a simple cold that's turned into a nightmare. Again.

Howard mother, son advocate for those with immune disorders

Learning to Dance in the Rain - Life Without Immunity (This is a great article written by a woman with CVID in response to CNN iReport prompt about living with a rare illness.)

For 2 days each month, I receive 60 grams of IVIG (each day) to help treat my Dermatomyositis. It takes almost 12 hours each day for me to receive this because I have to infuse very slowly. This has been and continues to be a miracle medicine for me. I'm now going into my third year of receiving these monthly treatments. Intravenous Immune Globulin (IVIG)

Precision medicine study of CVID pinpoints gene crucial to immune defense.

Researchers grow and correct an SCID immune system in-a-dish via precision medicine.

Think Zebra! Many doctors are taught, "When you hear hoof beats, think horses not zebras." In other words look for the most likely causes before the rarer or less likely ones. Immune deficient patients are zebras of the medical community, so IDF says think zebra!