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Unformatted text preview: hypogammaglobulinemia. Such a condition may result from a genetic defect or the failure of the body to produce B-lymphocytes. Bone marrow disorders may also be a cause. Abnormalities of the T-lymphocytes result in reduced capacity for cell-mediated immunity. This condition, called DiGeorge's syndrome , often develops from malformation or absence of the thymus gland. An individual with this syndrome is highly susceptible to infection by fungi, protozoa, and viruses. When both B-lymphocytes and T-lymphocytes are deficient, the condition is called severe combined immunodeficiency. Recent procedures employing transplantation of bone marrow tissue have attempted to relieve this condition....
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This note was uploaded on 11/14/2011 for the course BIO 1421 taught by Professor Farr during the Fall '08 term at Texas State.
- Fall '08