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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Primary immunodeficiency disease (PIDD) comprises group of rare disorders, mostly genetic in nature, wherein a part of the immune system is missing or does not function correctly.
During the experiments, the scientists combined a common virus known as cytomegalovirus (CMV) with the simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV).
Usually, this type of immunodeficiency is mild, and the immune system returns to normal.
Eight patients with severe combined immunodeficiency had local adverse events after vaccination with BCG.
A substantial fraction of healthy people, however, have a single partial immunodeficiency without any clinical symptoms of immunodeficiency.
Her first pediatrician thought she was reading too much into the boy's sickness, but a new doctor suspected immunodeficiency disease almost immediately and arranged to have the boy tested.
and India human immunodeficiency virus and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS) partnership, an effort to encourage the private sector to undertake greater efforts in the prevention, care, and treatment of people living with HIV/AIDS.
Preventive Services Task Force, Screening for human immunodeficiency virus infection, 2005, <http://www.
Antimalarial activity of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 protease inhibitors.
Clare Throckmorton, whose family has owned Coughton Court, near Alcester, Warwickshire, since the 15th century, is raising money for an expert in primary immunodeficiency disease.
Common variable immunodeficiency (CVID) is a condition characterized by low levels of immunoglobulin (Ig) G and either IgA or IgM in the presence of recurrent infections.

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