Definition of immunodeficiency in English:

immunodeficiency

noun

  • another term for immune deficiency
    • ‘Chapter 8 further discusses immunity and immunodeficiencies, including an introduction to acquired immunodeficiency syndrome.’
    • ‘If such warning signs are detected early enough, doctors can sometimes successfully treat people suffering from primary immunodeficiencies.’
    • ‘The internationally accepted term is now the human immunodeficiency virus.’
    • ‘Furthermore, children with humoral immunodeficiencies often have infections in other sites such as ears, lung, and skin.’
    • ‘Surgical excision has the potential risk of rendering a child athymic and prone for developing immune dysregulation and immunodeficiencies.’
    • ‘The combination regimen is used as an antiretroviral therapy for human immunodeficiency virus infection.’
    • ‘Her human immunodeficiency virus status was negative.’
    • ‘An international team of scientists has managed to cure a child with severe combined immunodeficiency using gene therapy.’
    • ‘Dioxin, its deadly component, can cause an increased risk of cancers, immunodeficiencies, reproductive and developmental changes, nervous system problems and other health effects, according to medical experts.’
    • ‘Patients with humoral primary immunodeficiencies have an intact cellular immune system; thus, they are able to handle most viral and fungal pathogens, a factor that can help to distinguish these disorders clinically.’
    • ‘Persons with comorbid conditions, such as diabetes, immunodeficiency, or impaired circulation, are at increased risk.’
    • ‘Similarly, persons with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome are susceptible to systemic candidal infection.’
    • ‘He did all this while managing patients with primary and secondary immunodeficiencies and allergy.’
    • ‘With more than 70 disorders classified as congenital immunodeficiencies and other syndromes in which immunodeficiency is a significant component, it is somewhat overwhelming to attempt a thorough cataloging.’
    • ‘Primary immunodeficiency diseases caused by genetic polymorphisms are now largely diagnosable with molecular probes.’
    • ‘Children, patients who have diabetes, or patients who have immunodeficiencies are more susceptible to gram-negative infections and may require treatment with a second- or third-generation cephalosporin.’
    • ‘It is now 20 years since the immunodeficiency syndrome that came to be known as AIDS was first reported.’
    • ‘The human immunodeficiency virus attacks the immune system.’
    • ‘The section on primary immunodeficiencies is a particular strength.’
    • ‘Sometimes a person is born with an immunodeficiency - these are called primary immunodeficiencies.’

Pronunciation:

immunodeficiency

/ˌɪmjʊnəʊdɪˈfɪʃ(ə)nsi/