alymphocytic agammaglobulinemia

alymphocytic agammaglobulinemia

[‚ā·lim·fə¦sid·ik ‚ā‚gam·ə‚gläb·yü‚li′nē·mē·ə]
(immunology)
A type of immune globulin deficiency usually transmitted as an autosomal recessive that is characterized by a complete absence of lymphocytes; affected infants cannot produce a humoral or a cell-mediated immune response and are severely predisposed to infections, and usually die within the first year of life.
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