deficiency disease


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deficiency disease

1. Med any condition, such as pellagra, beriberi, or scurvy, produced by a lack of vitamins or other essential substances
2. Botany any disease caused by lack of essential minerals

deficiency disease

[də′fish·ən·sē di‚zēz]
(medicine)
Any disease resulting from a dietary deficiency of minerals, vitamins, or essential nutrients.
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3), a chemist, regarded the Eijkman factor in beriberi as a definite organic chemical substance, one of several whose inclusion in trace amounts in an otherwise adequate diet was responsible for the cure or prevention of deficiency diseases such as beriberi, scurvy, rickets, and pellagra.
CUTLINE: Towma Rastad and Alec, 11, administer his daily blood plasma, which he needs to fight Common Variable Immune Deficiency disease.
The Senator was diagnosed during her campaign with common variable immune deficiency, a primary immune deficiency disease that for many patients can be easily managed with regular IVIG therapy.
2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Florida Department of Health has added Severe Combined Immune Deficiency Disease (SCID), known as bubble boy disease, to the list of conditions that all newborns in the state are screened for at birth beginning October 1, 2012.
Stories are showcased from patients and families who are affected by Batten's Disease, CIDP, Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (CIDP), Chronic Variable Immune Deficiency (CVID), Citrullinemia, Cystinuria, Epidermolysis Bullosa, Fibromuscular Dysplasia, Gaucher's Disease, Hunter Syndrome, Huntington's Disease, Joubert Syndrome, Kleefstra Syndrome, Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH), Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome, Maple Syrup Urine Disease, Marfan Syndrome, Mitochondrial Myopathy, Moebius Syndrome, Nager Syndrome, Neimann Pick Type C, Pallister-Killian Syndrome, Primary Immune Deficiency Disease (PIDD), Pseudotumor Cerebri, Sanfilippo Syndrome, Spina Bifida and more.
There are more than 50,000 people in the United States who have a primary immune deficiency disease.
Prevalence of Iron Deficiency Disease (IDA) by Risk Groups-
For many people with rare illnesses such as lysosomal storage disease, hemophilia, Guillain-Barre syndrome, and Alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency disease, specialty pharmaceuticals represent their standard of care, keeping symptoms stable and helping to reclaim quality of life.
There are as many as 50,000 people in the United States who have a primary immune deficiency disease.
Under the pretence of curing the immune deficiency disease AIDS these toxic drugs have long been known to do exactly the opposite: they attack the immune system, damage and destroy it and -- thereby -- make the already existing immune deficiency condition worse.