agammaglobulinemia

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agammaglobulinemia

[ā‚gam·ə′gläb·yə·lən·ē·mē·ə]
(medicine)
The condition characterized by lack of or extremely low levels of gamma globulin in the blood, together with defective antibody production and frequent infections; primary agammaglobulinemia occurs in three clinical forms: congenital, acquired, and transient.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Recurrent pneumonia with mild hypogammaglobulinemia diagnosed as X-linked agammaglobulinemia in adults.
X-linked agammaglobulinemia associated with B-precursor acute lymphoblastic leukemia.
Isolation of a type 3 vaccine-derived poliovirus (VDPV) from an Iranian child with X-linked agammaglobulinemia. Virus Res.
Clinical findings leading to the diagnosis of X-linked agammaglobulinemia. J Pediatr 2002;141:566-71.
Successful treatment of echovirus meningoencephalitis and myositis-fasciitis with intravenous immune globulin therapy in a patient with X-linked agammaglobulinemia. N Engl J Med.
In 2007, a 15-year-old boy with X-linked agammaglobulinemia (XLA) caused by a missense mutation (Thr35Pro) in the Bruton tyrosine kinase (Btk) gene was admitted to a psychiatric facility in Seattle, WA, USA, because of suicidal and homicidal ideation, headache, memory loss, and ataxia.
Impaired Toll-like receptor 8-mediated IL-6 and TNF-alpha production in antigen-presenting cells from patients with X-linked agammaglobulinemia. Blood.
Mapping of the X-linked agammaglobulinemia locus by use of restriction fragment-length polymorphism.

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