immunodeficiency disease


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Related to immunodeficiency disease: severe combined immunodeficiency disease, immune deficiency

immunodeficiency disease

[-difish′ənsē]
any of a group of diseases caused by a defect in the immune system and generally characterized by susceptibility to infections and chronic diseases. Such diseases are sometimes classified as B cell (antibody) deficiencies, T cell (cellular) deficiencies, combined T and B cell deficiencies, defects of cell movement, and defects of microbicidal activity. See also severe combined immunodeficiency disease.

im·mu·no·de·fi·cien·cy dis·ease

(im'yū-nō-dĕ-fish'ĕn-sē di-zēz')
A disorder or condition related to a defective or suppressed immune response.

immunodeficiency

a deficiency in the immune system, either that mediated by antibody or T lymphocytes, or both. See also agammaglobulinemia, hypogammaglobulinemia, feline immunodeficiency virus, bovine immunodeficiency virus.

acquired immunodeficiency
see immune deficiency disease.
cancer-associated immunodeficiency
in general, associated with cachexia and debilitation, and also related to the type of neoplasia. Tumor-related effects on the immune system include impaired function of lymphocytes, altered cytokine production and activation of suppressor cell functions.
combined immunodeficiency
common variable immunodeficiency
a term encompassing a heterogeneous group of syndromes, which may be inherited or acquired, characterized by recurring persistent infections and deficiencies of some of the immunoglobulin classes.
congenital immunodeficiency
see immune deficiency disease.
immunodeficiency disease
iatrogenic immunodeficiency
secondary immune deficiency disease.
severe combined immunodeficiency
X-linked immunodeficiency
an inherited form of severe combined immunodeficiency has been reported in dogs. Puppies fail to grow and die from overwhelming infections at an early age.
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The Gamunex Connexions Certificate Program demonstrates the commitment of Talecris to the needs of patients who rely on Gamunex," said Marcia Boyle, founder and president of the Immune Deficiency Foundation (IDF), the national patient organization dedicated to improving the diagnosis, treatment and quality of life of persons with primary immunodeficiency diseases.
Absolute counts of CD4+ T-cells can be useful in characterizing, monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness of treatment for autoimmune and immunodeficiency diseases.
SCID is a type of primary immunodeficiency disease where affected infants lack the T-cells and antibody immunity that help fight infections from a wide array of viruses, bacteria and fungi, leaving these infants susceptible to serious, life-threatening infections.
Gamunex(R) is indicated as replacement therapy of primary humoral immunodeficiency disease (PI) and as immunomodulatory therapy for idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP).
SCID is a primary immunodeficiency disease where affected infants lack the T-cells and antibody immunity that help fight infections from a wide array of viruses, bacteria and fungi, leaving these infants susceptible to serious, life-threatening infections.
On December 4, 2004, ZLB Behring and the Jeffrey Modell Foundation will be sponsoring The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia's continuing education course regarding primary immunodeficiency disease for physicians and nurses.
Often called a pediatric emergency, SCID is a treatable but serious primary immunodeficiency disease in which babies fail to develop a functioning immune system.

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