secondary immunodeficiency

(redirected from secondary agammaglobulinemia)

sec·on·dar·y im·mu·no·de·fi·cien·cy

immunodeficiency with no evident defect in the lymphoid tissues, but rather hypercatabolism or loss of immunoglobulins such as occurs in familial idiopathic hypercatabolic hypoproteinemia, protein-losing enteropathy, nephrotic syndrome, uremia, malnutrition, infection, diabetes, or malignancy.

secondary immunodeficiency

a loss of immunity caused by a disease process or toxic effect of medication rather than by a failure or defect in T or B lymphocytes.

sec·on·dary im·mu·no·de·fi·cien·cy

(sekŏn-dār-ē imyū-nō-dĕ-fishĕn-sē)
Form with no evident defect in the lymphoid tissues, but rather hypercatabolism or loss of immunoglobulins.
Synonym(s): secondary agammaglobulinemia, secondary hypogammaglobulinemia.
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