immunodeficiency


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Related to immunodeficiency: autoimmune disease, secondary immunodeficiency

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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Abnormalities of lymphokine gene expression in patiens with common variable immunodeficiency.
Pattern C, seen in late acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, is characterized by small or absent follicles with hyalinized "burnt-out" germinal centers (figure 3), an almost complete depletion of lymphocytes, an increase in plasma cells, and an excessive proliferation of blood vessels.
In daily clinical practice we encounter a large group of children with clinical manifestations of immunodeficiency but without obvious molecular explanations or with only discrete paraclinical findings.
Idenix's current focus is on the treatment of infections caused by hepatitis B virus, hepatitis C virus and human immunodeficiency virus.
Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV): The virus that causes Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS).
But differentiating recurrent infections in the setting of normal immune function from those associated with an underlying immunodeficiency is often clinically difficult.
The JMF was created by Modell and his wife, Vicki, in memory of their son who died 20 years ago from Primary Immunodeficiency, an umbrella term that encompasses more than 120 diseases caused by an immune system that does not function properly.
Her first pediatrician thought she was reading too much into the boy's sickness, but a new doctor suspected immunodeficiency disease almost immediately and arranged to have the boy tested.
and India human immunodeficiency virus and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS) partnership, an effort to encourage the private sector to undertake greater efforts in the prevention, care, and treatment of people living with HIV/AIDS.
The organisation, which works to raise awareness of primary immunodeficiency syndrome (PIS), said there was a real need for a paediatric immunologist to be based in the region.
The primary immunodeficiency diseases are a diverse group of disorders, mostly of genetic origin, in which one of several components of the immune system ate altered (1).
Key Words: common variable immunodeficiency, cytomegalovirus, diarrhea

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