immunodeficiency


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Related to immunodeficiency: autoimmune disease, secondary immunodeficiency

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 and immunologic analyses of 103 patients with common variable immunodeficiency.
For evaluation of immunodeficient patients, the single-gene or single-pathway approach is still applicable for immunodeficient patients with a familial history of immunodeficiency and/or susceptibility to atypical infections as demonstrated recently by Picard et al.
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New insights into common variable immunodeficiency.
8+] ratios coexpress the CD57 and HLA-DR molecules, a phenotype also seen in patients infected with viruses including CMV, Epstein-Barr virus, and human immunodeficiency virus.
Older children and adolescents living with perinatally acquired human immunodeficiency virus infection.
Weight Loss and Wasting in Patients Infected with Human Immunodeficiency Virus
Role of CXCR4 in cell-cell fusion and infection of monocyte-derived macrophages by primary human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) strains: Two distinct mechanisms of HIV-1 dual tropism.
Update: universal precautions for prevention of transmission of human immunodeficiency virus, hepatitis B virus, and other bloodborne pathogens in health-care settings.
The quality of life for people with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) can be improved and expanded through physical therapy intervention.
Table 1: Comparison of leading branded drug sales ($m) for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in the seven major markets and the Rest of the World (ROW), 2008 23
These include allergic reactions; skin, fungal and bacterial infections; blood-borne diseases; and the transmission of human immunodeficiency virus and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome.

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