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Diseases » Bronchietasis » Glossary
 

Glossary for Bronchietasis

  • Asthma-like conditions: Medical conditions similar to asthma, or having similar symptoms.
  • Chest conditions: Any condition affecting the chest
  • Common Variable Immunodeficiency: An immunodeficiency disorder involving low blood gamma globulin levels which results in an increased susceptibility to infections. The condition may be inherited or can be caused by certain drugs (levamisole, hydantoin and carbamazepine).
  • Immune defect due to absence of thymus: A congenital disorder where the absence of the thymus results in immune system problems (deficiency of T-Lymphocytes). The thymus is involved in the production of mature functioning T-cells which fight infection.
  • Lung conditions: Various conditions affecting the lungs or related airways.
  • Respiratory conditions: Any condition that affects the respiratory system

 

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