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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Clinical picture and treatment of 2212 patients with common variable immunodeficiency.
Effect of regular intravenous immunoglobulin therapy on prevention of pneumonia in patients with common variable immunodeficiency.
High serum levels of BAFF, APRIL, and TACT in common variable immunodeficiency.
B-cell antibody defects account for around 50% of them, selective IgA deficiency being the most common, followed by common variable immunodeficiency (CVI).
Lymphomas of mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue in common variable immunodeficiency.
described a 54-year-old man with common variable immunodeficiency and cirrhosis.
The incidence of retinitis pigmentosa is 1 in 5,000 and that of common variable immunodeficiency state is 1 in 100,000, making a chance association of these illnesses very unlikely.
As shown in this table, 2 patients with IgG4 deficiency had severe infections and allergies; 1 patient with IgG3 deficiency had SLE and another had MBL deficiency; 1 patient with low IgG2 had pneumococcal pneumonia; 1 patient with low IgG 1 had Epstein-Barr virus infection and sepsis and later developed common variable immunodeficiency after nine years of observation.
Background: Common variable immunodeficiency (CVID) is one of the most common symptomatic primary immunodeficiency syndromes.
Common variable immunodeficiency (CVI) is a primary immunodeficiency characterized by hypogammaglobulinemia and an increased susceptibility to infections.
Abstract: A woman with previously undiagnosed common variable immunodeficiency presented with diarrhea and volume depletion.