antibody deficiency syndrome

an·ti·bod·y de·fi·cien·cy syn·drome

any of a group of disorders associated with a defective antibody production resulting from defects in the B-type lymphocyte system or in T-type lymphocytes; the chief manifestation is an increased susceptibility to infection by various microorganisms. See: agammaglobulinemia, hypogammaglobulinemia, immunodeficiency.

antibody deficiency disease

A nonspecific term for any B-cell immunodeficiency
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Moreover, duodenal biopsy organ culture has proven to be helpful in solving diagnostic dilemmas when gluten-related disorders are suspected and in particular when histology and serology are inconclusive, a GFD is started before adequate diagnostic work-up or even in antibody deficiency syndromes. Organ culture system consists in finding EMA and anti-tTG antibodies (IgA and/or IgG) in supernatants of cultured duodenal biopsies (7).