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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The authors recommend prophylactic antibiotics to prevent toxoplasmosis in HIV+ patients with suppressed immune systems whose HIV meds are not working.
In all 50 states, children and adults with suppressed immune systems or other documented contraindications can obtain a medical exemption that allows them to enter day care, public school, or college without the usual vaccinations.
High levels of estrogen mimics in utero may set in motion the events leading to a life beset with attention disorders, suppressed immune systems or even cancer of the reproductive organs.
However, there could be a heightened health risk for some consumers, such as individuals with pre-existing cornea conditions, users of permanent or extended wear contact lenses, or those with weakened or suppressed immune systems.
Samples of the "basal" cells taken from healthy human prostate tissue triggered cancer in mice with suppressed immune systems.
Wales's Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Jewell said people with suppressed immune systems were designated as a priority group for vaccination because they were known to be more susceptible to the virus.
Dr Roland Salmon, director of the National Public Health Service for Wales' (NPHS) communicable disease surveillance centre, said: "The emergence of influenza A viruses that are resistant to Tamiflu is not unexpected in patients with serious underlying conditions and suppressed immune systems, who still test positive for the virus despite treatment.
These include health workers, the seriously sick in hospital, pregnant women, people eligible for the seasonal vaccine and household contacts of those with suppressed immune systems, such as cancer patients.
Those who are more at risk from becoming seriously ill with swine flu are: people with chronic lung disease, including people who have had drug treatment for their asthma within the past three years, people with chronic heart disease, kidney disease, liver disease, neurological disease, people with suppressed immune systems, diabetics, pregnant women, people aged 65 years and older, and young children under five years old.
Individuals at elevated risk include those with certain skin conditions, such as eczema, and those with suppressed immune systems, which today include people with HIV and recipients of cancer therapies or transplanted organs.
People with suppressed immune systems, such as transplant patients, were also vulnerable to TB, he added.
And they had suppressed immune systems because they had no thymus gland