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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Practitioners need to categorize the potential for infectious disease and the differential diagnostic possibilities in each patient, while remaining cognizant of the patient's position on a continuum of immunocompromise or deficiency.
This case illustrates the fact that A flavus can colonize nasopharyngeal tissue in the absence of immunocompromise or allergic fungal sinusitis and that it can be associated with oxalosis.