acquired hypogammaglobulinemia


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Related to acquired hypogammaglobulinemia: Cvid, common variable immunodeficiency

com·mon var·i·a·ble im·mu·no·de·fi·cien·cy (CVI),

[MIM*240500]
immunodeficiency of unknown cause, and usually unclassifiable; usual onset after age 15 years but may occur at any age in either sex; the total quantity of immunoglobulin is commonly less than 300 mg/dL; the number of B lymphocytes is often within normal limits but there is a lack of plasma cells in lymphoid tissue; cellular (T-lymphocyte) immunity is usually intact; there is an increased susceptibility to pyogenic sinopulmonary infection and often autoimmune disease.

acquired hypogammaglobulinemia

Etymology: L, acquirere, to obtain; Gk, hypo, a deficiency, gamma, third letter of Greek alphabet; L, globulus, small globe; Gk, haima, blood
an acquired deficiency of the gamma globulin blood fraction. See also hypogammaglobulinemia.

acquired hypogammaglobulinemia

Immunoglobulin deficiency caused by another illness, such as the loss of immunoglobulins in the urine in nephrotic syndrome, or in the stool, in patients with malabsorption.
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