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anergy

[′a‚nər·jē]
(immunology)
The condition of exhibiting no response to an antigen or antibody.
(medicine)
The condition of exhibiting a lack of energy.
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Persons who do not mount a DTH response are considered to be anergic and to be at elevated risk for complications of deficient cell-mediated immunity.
Immunologically, Lucio's phenomenon occurs in patients considered the most anergic of the all-immunological spectrum of leprosy.
Anergic cutaneous leishmaniasis versus lobomycosis, Int J Dermatol 1996;35:438-40.
But 25 patients had negative responses to all allergens, and 3 patients were anergic.
Seven (41%) of the residents had positive tuberculin reactions ([is greater than or equal to] 5 mm); one (6%)had a negative tuberculin reaction (0 mm) with positive reactions to companion delayed-type hypersensitivity (DTH) skin-test antigens (mumps and Candida); and nine (53%) were anergic. Four (29%) of the staff had positive tuberculin reactions ([is greater than or equal to] 5 mm); one had previously had a negative tuberculin reaction.
Das et al., "Enhanced lesional Foxp3 expression and peripheral anergic lymphocytes indicate a role for regulatory T cells in Indian postkala-azar dermal leishmaniasis," The Journal of Investigative Dermatology, vol.
MAOIs have shown particular efficacy in certain subtypes of depression, including atypical depression, anergic depression, and bipolar depression.
Anergic HIV-seropositive persons who are known contacts of patients with infectious TB should be considered for preventive therapy once active TB has been ruled out.
The PE-NK cells are not anergic or exhausted as they respond well to IL-2 in vitro [30], and even healthy donor NK cells are strongly conditioned by the PE.
PPD responses are less useful in the renal failure population, who tend to be anergic. Two of our patients did have PPD tests during diagnostic workup; results were negative.
Toda et al., "Immunologic self-tolerance maintained by CD25+CD4+ naturally anergic and suppressive T cells: induction of autoimmune disease by breaking their anergic/suppressive state," International Immunology, vol.