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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Congenital immune deficiencies including complement deficiencies, phagocyte dysfunctions, cell receptor and signal transmission disorders, X-linked agammaglobulinemia which leads to antibody production failure, variable immune deficiencies, severe combined immune deficiency syndrome, complete Di George syndrome, Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome, adaptive immune deficiencies including ataxia-telangiectasia are very important causes of infections, morbidities and mortality.
Primary immune deficiencies are far more common in males because many culprit genes are located on the X chromosome.
Duesberg's estimate of several thousand American cases of AIDS without HIV comes from examples in the medical literature where individuals were diagnosed with AIDS on the basis of disease conditions or immune deficiencies and then the diagnosis was reversed when HIV was not found.
Offering home care with infusion suite nurses on staff and a unique consumer advocacy program, the company quickly grew and expanded to offer treatment for primary immune deficiencies and nutritional deficiencies.
Primary immune deficiencies are a group of diseases which are characterized with disorders in the function of the immune system, increased sensitivity against infection and a predisposition to autoimmune diseases and malignancy (3).
Fifth is more serious among people with immune deficiencies, including AIDS, Dassey said.
Noting that physicians already prescribe classes of antibodies known as immunoglobulins for other immune deficiencies, researchers reasoned that the same treatment might help HIV-infected children fight these life-threatening secondary infections.
GammaCan's platform is based on IgG, a safe, relatively non-toxic human plasma-based product, currently used to treat a variety of immune deficiencies and autoimmune diseases.

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