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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Because of impaired systemic or mucosal immunity, patients with primary immunodeficiencies are at a markedly increased risk for VAPP (6).
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Among their topics are immunological tests from the microscope to whole genome analysis, primary immunodeficiency in the developing countries, severe combined immunodeficiency as diseases of defective cytokine signaling, adenosine deaminase deficiency as the first described genetic defect causing primary immunodeficiency disorder, how common variable immune deficiency has changed during six decades, and how primary immunodeficiencies have made gene therapy a reality.
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Screening is of the utmost importance with more than 175 pediatric primary immunodeficiencies identified.
In December 2010, the Organization of American States (OAS) was present at the inauguration of the Center for Severe Immunodeficiencies in Temuco, Chile--the fifth such center in Latin America.
Octagam is indicated for treatment of primary humoral immunodeficiency (such as congenital agammaglobulinemia), common variable immunodeficiency, X-linked agammaglobulinemia, Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome, and severe combined immunodeficiencies.
7 October 2010 - US-based plasma protein therapeutics company CSL Behring announced yesterday that Vivaglobin (subcutaneous immunoglobulin) (SCIg) is an effective and safe initial therapy for treatment-naive patients with primary immunodeficiency (PI) and may offer an attractive alternative to intravenous IgG (IVIg) therapy in the newly diagnosed, according to data presented at the XIVth Meeting of the European Society for Immunodeficiencies.
Patients were diagnosed on the grounds of standard criteria, introduced by the European Society for Immunodeficiencies (ESID) and the Pan-American Group for Immunodeficiency (PAGID).
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It contains 20 papers that first introduce the topics of immunity and immunodeficiencies and then provide patient, physician, regulator, and overall perspectives of immunodeficiencies in the European Union, the United States, and the developing world (focusing on India and Argentina).
Classical primary immunodeficiencies (PIDs) are usually monogenic (Mendelian) disorders affecting host defenses.

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