agammaglobulinaemia


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Related to agammaglobulinaemia: hypogammaglobulinemia, Swiss type agammaglobulinemia

a·gam·ma·glob·u·lin·e·mi·a

(ā-gam'ă-glob'yū-li-nē'mē-ă)
Absence of, or extremely low levels of, the gamma fraction of serum globulin; sometimes used loosely to denote absence of immunoglobulins in general.
See also: hypogammaglobulinemia
Synonym(s): agammaglobulinaemia.

agammaglobulinaemia

Complete absence of the normal blood gamma globulin proteins. The gamma globulins are IMMUNOGLOBULINS (ANTIBODIES) their absence leads to a dangerous susceptibility to infection-immune deficiency.