What is Immunodeficiency?

Immunodeficiency meaning Inability to produce an adequate immune response because of an insufficiency or absence of antibodies, immune cells, or both. Immunodeficiency disorders can be inherited, such as severe combined immunodeficiency; they can be acquired through infection, such as with HIV; or they can result from chemotherapy. Related Term(s): Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome, Immune Response


reference: AIDSinfo – Glossary

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