Failure of the immune system to protect the body adequately from infection, due to the absence or insufficiency of some component process or substance: severe immune deficiency caused by a genetic defect [count noun]: serums to treat immune deficiencies
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- Of note, the viral load appears to be lower in women than in men early in HIV infection, but as immune deficiency advances, gender differences generally disappear.
- These include immune deficiency diseases such as HIV / AIDS and chronic illnesses such as cardiovascular disease, emphysema or diabetes.
- Causes of immune deficiency include autoimmune diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis, and human immunodeficiency virus infection.
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