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.
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Our findings indicate a need for prolonged culture on specific agar on all joint fluids in patients with agammaglobulinemia and targeted molecular methods to identify S.
Sanal et al., "Bruton tyrosine kinase gene mutations in Turkish patients with presumed X-linked agammaglobulinemia," Human Mutation, vol.
X-linked agammaglobulinemia (XLA) / hypogammaglobulinemia, also known as Bruton's agammaglobulinemia is a prototype of humoral immunodeficiency first described by Bruton in 1952.1 It is an uncommon congenital disease and is the major primary immunodeficiency recognised in childhood.
Agammaglobulinemia involves gastrointestinal tract like chronic-atrophic gastritis, giardiasis, sprue-like disorder with atrophied villi, inflammatory bowel disease, nonspecific intestinal malabsorption, nodular lymphoid hyperplasia, and pernicious anaemia [8, 9].
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In 2 cases in which we could not find any systemic etiologic reason, we detected immunoglobulin deficiency (1 selective immunoglobulin A deficiency, 1 Bruton's agammaglobulinemia).
Paul, "Colocalization of X-linked agammaglobulinemia and X-linked immunodeficiency genes," Science, vol.
Previously, scientists have always thought that BTK is important primarily in antibody production due to observations made of an inherited genetic disorder in humans called X-linked Agammaglobulinemia (XLA).
Patients with CVID show hypo gammaglobulinaemia in the presence of normal or nearnormal B cell counts which has been named agammaglobulinemia with B cells.
This was the first documented case of agammaglobulinemia, one of the more common types of PIs.
Although T1DM can occur in humans in the absence of B lymphocytes on a congenital (70) or an acquired basis (71, 72), btk-deficient NOD mice that are antibody deficient are protected from T1DM (73).In humans, btk is the tyrosine kinase that is deficient in Bruton's X-linked recessive agammaglobulinemia. Furthermore, NOD mice that are B-lymphocyte depleted by use of an anti-CD20 monoclonal antibody do not develop T1DM (74).