immunodeficiency

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immunodeficiency

a deficiency in or breakdown of a person's immune system

immunodeficiency

[¦im·yə‚nō·də′fish·ən·sē]
(immunology)
Any defect of antibody function or cell-mediated immunity.
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Severe combined immunodeficiency is a medical emergency requiring urgent bone marrow transplantation and avoidance of live vaccines, such as the oral polio and bacille Calmette-Guerin (BCG), routinely given at birth.
Study Presents Evidence That Gene Therapy Can Rebuild Immune System in Children, Adolescents and Young Adults With Rare Immunodeficiency Lentiviral Hematopoietic Stem Cell Gene Therapy for Older Patients with X-Linked Severe Combined Immunodeficiency [261]
Gene therapy has been used to treat patients with SCID due to adenosine deaminase (ADA) deficiency, X-linked severe combined immunodeficiency, chronic granulomatous disease, and Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome.
Taylor, of Silksworth, Sunderland, was diagnosed with Severe Combined Immunodeficiency Disorder and his only chance was a bone marrow transplant - from 517 miles away in Belgium.
The products sold include the cancer drug Oncaspar, fungal infection treatment Abelcet, meningitis drug DepoCyt, and Adagen, which is used for severe combined immunodeficiency disease, or "Bubble Boy Disease.
Ffion was three months old when she was diagnosed with the genetic condition Omenn Syndrome, a severe combined immunodeficiency (Scid), and admitted to Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH).
Jamie was born with severe combined immunodeficiency, so he effectively had no immune system.
Here we describe the generation of induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells from patients with a variety of genetic diseases with either Mendelian or complex inheritance; these diseases include adenosine deaminase deficiency-related severe combined immunodeficiency (ADA-SCID), Shwachman-Bodian-Diamond syndrome (SBDS), Gaucher disease (GD) type III, Duchenne (DMD) and Becker muscular dystrophy (BMD), Parkinson disease (PD), Huntington disease (HD), juvenile-onset, type 1 diabetes mellitus (JDM), Down syndrome (DS)/trisomy 21, and the carrier state of Lesch-Nyhan syndrome.
The strategy should work to treat hemophilia, thalassemia and severe combined immunodeficiency disease (the so-called bubble boy disease), Daley said.
Four patients with severe combined immunodeficiency showed adverse reactions to BCG.
29, 2005, during testing of a stool sample from a 7-month-old infant with severe combined immunodeficiency disease.
Yesterday, the couple, from Grangemouth, Stirlingshire, appealed to potential donors to come forward to help their little girl Teigan's condition, severe combined immunodeficiency, affects only one in 100,000 people.

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