ImmunodeficiencyJAMA A deficiency of immune response or a disorder characterized by deficient immune response; classified as antibody (B cell), cellular (T cell), or combined deficiency or as a phagocytic dysfunction disorder.
the inability of the immune system to work
properly, resulting in susceptibility to disease. Immunodeficiency may
be either congenital (present from birth) or acquired. HIV leads to immunodeficiency
by attacking T-cells.
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