First case of Bubble Boy detected in Catalonia thanks to the newborn screening

March 2018

The first case of Bubble Boy was detected in Catalonia since the newborn screening for the most severe form of primary immunodeficiency (PID) was included in the beginning of 2017.

Thanks to the newborn screening Severe Combined Immunodeficiency (SCID) known as "Bubble Boys" can be detected with the blood test at birth. Detecting this pathology precociously gives the possibility to save their lives and to begin with the treatment, bone marrow transplantation.

From the BCN PID Foundation we offer psychological support framed within the "I am not alone" project and we support the implantation of the newborn screening for the SCID in the rest of the state.

Thank you very much all to everyone that make it possible!

Screening is life!