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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Furthermore, Ig secretion by CVID B cells has been induced following infection with Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) (12).
CVID is a disorder characterized by a low level of serum immunoglobulins and an increased susceptibility to infections.
Alec has mentored an older boy from Chelmsford with CVID and last year grew his hair long so it could be donated to make wigs for cancer patients.
One CVID patient developed Hodgkin's disease, while autoimmune diseases were detected in three CVID cases; one had idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura and two had hemolytic anemia.
In this article, we report 2 new cases of concomitant CVID and cranial MALT lymphoma, and the only 2 reported cases in which the MALT lymphomas were found outside the parotid gland.
IVIG replacement has been shown to reduce the incidence of pulmonary infections and progression of lung injury in other hypogammaglobinemic states such as XLA and CVID [22-24].
However, no patient with URTI alone was found among XLA and CVID patients and the diagnosis was made with a history of serious infection including pneumonia, sepsis, osteomyelitis accompanying the history of URTI in these patients.
The patient had a history of recurrent sino-pulmonary infections and gastrointestinal giardiasis and salmonellosis; at 33 years of age, she was diagnosed with CVID that has been subsequently treated with intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) every 3 weeks.
The estimated incidence of CVID is between 1:10,000 and 1:50,000.
The diagnosis of RCD is made after exclusion of other small-bowel diseases, such as tropical sprue, CVID, or AE.
Washington's commitment to the CVID formula and its refusal to reward North Korean cheating (by providing compensation for a freeze) made it look like the U.