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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Abbreviations AIDS: Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome HIV: Human immunodeficiency virus CD4: Cluster of differentiation 4 RPR: Rapid plasma reagin IVI: Intravenous.
Ciano, "Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome with disseminated toxoplasmosis presenting as an acute pulmonary and gastrointestinal illness," Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, vol.
Surgical management of pneumothorax in patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome.
Chemotherapy can damage bone marrow, where the majority of blood cells are made, resulting in acquired immunodeficiency.
Howell-Jolly body-like inclusions in the neutrophils of patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome.
ACQUIRED Immunodeficiency syndrome or AIDS is caused by the sexuallytransmitted infection human immunodeficiency virus or HIV.
Categories: Health, Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, Assertive community treatment, Federal aid programs, Federal grants, Government grants, Grant administration, Grant award procedures, Grants to local governments, Grants to states, Health care programs, Health care services, Impacted area programs, Impacted areas, Minorities, Minority AIDS Initiative, Municipal governments, Program management, Requirements definition
all persons older than six months with underlying chronic conditions (eg chronic respiratory diseases; chronic cardiovascular diseases and persons with congenital or acquired immunodeficiency) starting with those with most severe symptoms;
PEPFAR is the (US) President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, a five-year effort initiated in 2003 to prevent seven million new infections of AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome), treat two million people with the disease, and care for ten million orphans and other vulnerable groups.
[1.] Revision of the case definition of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome for national reporting-United Stares.
* Pattern C, seen in late acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, is characterized by small or absent follicles with hyalinized "burnt-out" germinal centers (figure 3), an almost complete depletion of lymphocytes, an increase in plasma cells, and an excessive proliferation of blood vessels.
A single counselling session that brings up the question of the relationship between excess alcohol use and unsafe sexual practices may have an impact, so helping to prevent HIV infection related to unsafe sex, according to an article published recently in the Journal of Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndromes.

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