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What is defined as an immune deficiency?
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Dr. Javier Chinen
Pediatrics - Allergy & Asthma
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In brief: Poor defenses
The immune system is the specialized part of our body that protects us against infections, identifying and eliminating microbes and germs that harm our body.
It also helps to control tumors. A deficiency of this system can be inherited, caused by a defective gene, or most commonly acquired, caused by an infection such as HIV or measles, or a condition like diabetes or malnutrition.

In brief: Poor defenses
The immune system is the specialized part of our body that protects us against infections, identifying and eliminating microbes and germs that harm our body.
It also helps to control tumors. A deficiency of this system can be inherited, caused by a defective gene, or most commonly acquired, caused by an infection such as HIV or measles, or a condition like diabetes or malnutrition.
Dr. Javier Chinen
Dr. Javier Chinen
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