immunopathy

immunopathy

any abnormal immune response. Includes:
1. deficient or absent response. See combined immune deficiency syndrome (disease).
2. excess production of gamma globulins (hypergammaglobulinemia), e.g. in the excessive proliferation of plasma cells in a multiple myeloma.
3. over-reaction to extrinsic antigens as in immediate and delayed type hypersensitivity.
4. over-reaction to intrinsic antigens, abnormal response of the body to its own tissues, e.g. the autoimmune diseases such as lupus erythematosus and thyroiditis.
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3 101 CK-MB activity, Patient Sample U/L (a) Clinical diagnosis A I Amyloid cardiomyopathy II B I (x) (c) COPD, (d) II (x) Pneumonia C I 7 Congestive heart failure, II 34 Arrhythmia D I 16 Pneumonia, II 9 Arrhythmia E I 44 Pneumonia II 99 F I Pneumonia II G I Immunopathy II 10 (a) CK-MB activity was not analyzed when CK total was <100 U/L.
These samples were from 20 different patients: UAP, 12; congestive heart failure, 3; pneumonia, 3; chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, 1; and immunopathy, 1.