University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children’s Hospital: Hope for More Stem Cell Transplants—Purifying Half-Matched and Unmatched Donor Cells.
Cameron Dykstra was very ill when his parents brought him to the hospital. He had contracted pneumocystis pneumonia, but that wasn’t his only problem. Cameron’s body was unable to fight the sickness because he was born without an immune system. His doctors diagnosed him with severe combined immunodeficiency syndrome (SCID), a rare genetic disorder that..