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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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"With an untreated immune deficiency, the worst consequence is death," Emily added.
Especially in infancy, findings of autoimmunity should raise suspicion for primary immune deficiency even though infection has not yet been observed (7).
In addition, associated conditions of immune deficiency are those which seem to be statistically related, but do not have a clear "cause and effect" relationship.
(1) When dissemination occurs, an underlying immune deficiency state must be excluded.
As well as raising money for research, the Bubble Foundation buys equipment and offers support to families affected by Severe Combined Immune Deficiency Syndrome, or SCID.
Sayyid Shihab bin Harib bin Thuwaini al Said will preside at the City Centre in Al Mawaleh in the wilayat of A'Seeb tomorrow (Wednesday) over the opening ceremony of the awareness campaign on the Acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS), which is organized by Omani Woman Association in A'Seeb and lasts for two days.
ATLANTA -- Severe combined immune deficiency is a contraindication to receipt of the rotavirus vaccine.
"Although these mice do not fully reproduce every aspect of human HIV-associated immune dysfunction, they do approximate two key immune alterations- CD4+ T cell immune deficiency and generalized immune activation.
The biopharmaceutical company develops protein therapy products (derived from blood plasma) used to treat conditions such as immune deficiency disorders, severe burns, and hemophilia.
Given the proposed importance of glutamine for cells of the immune system, it is concluded that the decrease in plasma glutamine concentration in overtraining and following long-term exercise, and not an intrinsic defect in T lymphocyte function, may contribute to the immune deficiency reported in these conditions.
Most of this part of the book discusses the immune system when something goes wrong, overwhelming the system, when the immune system attacks its own self and immune deficiency results (in AIDS and primary immune deficiency).
Aids is short for Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome.

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