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ZAP-70 Deficiency

By

James Fernandez

, MD, PhD, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University

Last full review/revision Apr 2021| Content last modified Apr 2021
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ZAP-70 (zeta-associated protein 70) deficiency is a genetic disorder of the immune system that results in an abnormality in T cells that prevents T cells from becoming activated to fight specific infections.

ZAP-70 deficiency causes recurrent infections similar to those in severe combined immunodeficiency Severe Combined Immunodeficiency (SCID) Severe combined immunodeficiency is a primary immunodeficiency disorder resulting in low levels of antibodies (immunoglobulins) and low or no T cells (lymphocytes). Most infants with severe... read more (SCID) in infants and young children. However, the deficiency may not be diagnosed until children are several years old.

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