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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Transfusion-associated graft-versus-host disease has been reported to occur in patients who are transfused but not recognized as having a congenital immunodeficiency syndrome.
One of the medicines named Pegastream can be used for treating cancer diseases and patients under chemotherapy as well as those suffering from congenital immunodeficiency.
congenital immunodeficiency, HIV infection, leukemia, lymphoma, multiple myeloma, Hodgkin disease, generalized malignancy, or organ or bone marrow transplantation); or chemotherapy with alkylating agents, antimetabolites, or long-term systemic corticosteroids.
In case of congenital immunodeficiency (Di Georges syndrome) due to congenital thymic hypoplasia--a rare birth defect where the baby is born without a working thymus--only human fetal thymus transplant can provide a cure.
Gordon Aaby, 30, who suffers from a congenital immunodeficiency condition, has had a similar dramatic turnaround.

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