immunodeficiency

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im·mu·no·de·fi·cien·cy

 (ĭm′yə-nō-dĭ-fĭsh′ən-sē, ĭ-myo͞o′-)
n. pl. im·mu·no·de·fi·cien·cies
An innate, acquired, or induced inability to develop a normal immune response.

im′mu·no·de·fi′cient adj.

immunodeficiency

(ˌimjʊnəʊdɪˈfɪʃənsɪ)
n
(Pathology) a deficiency in or breakdown of a person's immune system

im•mu•no•de•fi•cien•cy

(ˌɪm yə noʊ dɪˈfɪʃ ən si, ɪˌmyu-)

n., pl. -cies.
impairment of the immune response, predisposing to infection, certain chronic diseases, and cancer.
[1970–75]
im`mu•no•de•fi′cient, adj.

im·mu·no·de·fi·cien·cy

(ĭm′yə-nō-dĭ-fĭsh′ən-sē, ĭ-myo͞o′nō-dĭ-fĭsh′ən-sē)
The inability to produce a normal immune response, usually as a result of a disease or inherited disorder.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.immunodeficiency - immunological disorder in which some part of the body's immune system is inadequate and resistance to infectious diseases is reduced
immunological disorder - a disorder of the immune system
acquired immune deficiency syndrome, AIDS - a serious (often fatal) disease of the immune system transmitted through blood products especially by sexual contact or contaminated needles
agammaglobulinemia - a rare immunological disorder characterized by the virtual absence of gamma globulin in the blood and consequent susceptibility to infection
hypogammaglobulinemia - an abnormally low concentration of gamma globulin in the blood and increased risk of infection
SCID, severe combined immunodeficiency, severe combined immunodeficiency disease - a congenital disease affecting T cells that can result from a mutation in any one of several different genes; children with it are susceptible to infectious disease; if untreated it is lethal within the first year or two of life
immunocompetence - the ability to develop an immune response following exposure to an antigen
Translations
immunhiány

immunodeficiency

[ɪˌmjuːnəʊdɪˈfɪʃənsɪ] Ninmunodeficiencia f

immunodeficiency

n (Med) → Immunschwäche f

im·mu·no·de·fi·cien·cy

n. inmunodeficiencia, reacción inmune celular inadecuada que limita la habilidad de responder a estímulos antigénicos;
severe combined ___ diseaseenfermedad grave de ___ combinada.

immunodeficiency

n inmunodeficiencia; common variable — inmunodeficiencia variable común
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It is particularly dangerous for people with suppressed immune systems such as those who have had organ transplants and possibly cancer.
Not only were their diseases under control, they weren't worrying about any unwanted side effects of medications, nor were they at increased risk of other illnesses due to suppressed immune systems.
A rare but usually fatal complication from blood transfusion is Transfusion-Associated Graft Versus Host Disease, which is a major risk for fetuses and very premature newborns, as well as patients with suppressed immune systems.
Yet, for patients with suppressed immune systems, steroids may not be a long-term treatment option.
The two diseases share some of the same symptoms, including a flu-like illness, but babesiosis, which can cause certain types of anemia, potentially is fatal in people with suppressed immune systems.
There are high fatality rates among children and young people and those with suppressed immune systems.
When word got out, older relatives with suppressed immune systems thought it wiser to stay away.
EWEB officials test the water weekly for HPCs and warn employees with suppressed immune systems to consider buying or boiling water, but that advice is no different than what the utility gives to any customer with a suppressed immune system, he said.
Each of them was an elderly, with suppressed immune systems, who made frequent trips to the hospital.
It also was recommended that surgeons avoid all-metal implants in patients with afflictions such as suppressed immune systems or known metal sensitivity.
Those in the at-risk groups include people over 65, pregnant women, anyone with serious breathing problems, heart disease, those with suppressed immune systems and people with neurological conditions.
triggered cancer in mice with suppressed immune systems.