Severe combined immunodeficiency (also bubble boy disease), a rare genetic disorder characterized by the disturbed development of functional T cells and B cells.
What does the term bubble boy mean?
The primary meaning of the word refers to the genetic disorder called SCID, also known as bubble boy disease. Interestingly, the other meaning of the word is a male with an overprotective mother. He is a bubble boy.
Who is the real bubble boy?
David Vetter, affectionately known as the boy in the bubble, was born with Severe Combined Immune Deficiency (SCID), one of the most severe types of primary immunodeficiency disease.
Is Bubble Boy a true story?
When David Vetter was born in 1971 with severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID), an experiment to keep him alive made him famous. Vetter became known as The Bubble Boy after he was placed in a germ-free plastic bubble that he lived in for 12 years.
Is SCID inherited?
X-linked severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID) is an inherited disorder of the immune system that occurs almost exclusively in males. Boys with X-linked SCID are prone to recurrent and persistent infections because they lack the necessary immune cells to fight off certain bacteria, viruses, and fungi.
Who is most at risk for SCID?
Affected Populations All types of SCID are very rare disorders that occur in approximately 1 or fewer births in 100,000 in the United States. SCID may be more common in people with Navajo, Apache, or Turkish ancestry.
Is Bubble Boy streaming anywhere?
Currently you are able to watch Bubble Boy streaming on Hoopla.