hypergammaglobulinaemia


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hy·per·gam·ma·glob·u·lin·e·mi·a

(hī'pĕr-gam'ă-glob'yū-lin-ē'mē-ă)
An increased concentration of gammaglobulins in the plasma.
Synonym(s): hypergammaglobulinaemia.

hypergammaglobulinaemia

An excess of the immune protein gamma globulin in the blood. This occurs in chronic liver disease and indicates increased activity of the B lymphocytes of the immune system.

hy·per·gam·ma·glob·u·lin·e·mi·a

(hī'pĕr-gam'ă-glob'yū-lin-ē'mē-ă)
Increased γ-globulins in plasma, as in chronic infectious diseases.
Synonym(s): hypergammaglobulinaemia.
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In one series, 33 of 52 patients had eosinophilia (6) and elevated erythrocyte sedimentation rate (29%), and polyclonal hypergammaglobulinaemia (35%) can also be found (7).
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The original descriptions of AIH concerned young females with hypergammaglobulinaemia, circulating autoantibodies, abnormal, often hepatitic, liver function tests and a chronic fluctuating course [2].
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