Bruton's disease


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Bruton's disease

[′brüt·ənz di‚zēz]
(immunology)
A hereditary type of agammaglobulinemia that is a sex-linked recessive disorder characterized by a deficiency of all types of immunoglobulins, reflecting a failure of the entire humoral antibody marrow system; the thymus may be normal, but the lymph nodes and spleen lack lymph cell follicles.