Antibody deficiency

What is Antibody deficiency?

Humoral immune deficiencies are conditions which cause impairment of humoral immunity, which can lead to immunodeficiency. It can be mediated by insufficient number or function of B cells, the plasma cells they differentiate into (with these two potentially being caused by B cell lymphocytopenia), or the antibody secreted by the plasma cells.

They are associated with increased vulnerability to infection, but can be difficult to detect (or asymptomatic) in the absence of infection.

They can be associated with increased risk of gastric cancer.

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I have a patient at home who was diagnosed with amoebiasis approximately two weeks ago
He showed severe skin rash four weeks ago and an allergic reaction...

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As I understand it all started with skin rash four week back. It was treated with steroids and it was confirmed to be amoebiasis two weeks...

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I have a 7month old baby boy, who has had a cough and and continuous, chest infection, he has had antibiotix twice which has not cleared it, he had...

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thank u for query
to be very frank that diagnose a case of asthma in just 7 months of age is very very difficult.........
if cough is associated...

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I have been very unwell for about 7 years now - but recently they have noticed that I am deficient in IgG1 and IgG3 and it...

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Brief Answer:
Secondary immunodeficiency likely

Detailed Answer:
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