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What is Thymus Dysfunction?

What is Thymus Dysfunction?

  • Thymus Dysfunction: Thymus dysfunction refers to impaired functioning of the thymus gland. The thymus gland is located beneath the breastbone and above the windpipe and heart. It is made up of lymphatic tissue and is believed to be responsible for supporting the development of the immune system from the fetal stage through to puberty. After puberty, the thymus gland tends to shrink. Dysfunction of the thymus gland primarily results in impaired immune system function and hence increased susceptibility to infections.

Thymus Dysfunction: Introduction

Types of Thymus Dysfunction:

Broader types of Thymus Dysfunction:

What causes Thymus Dysfunction?

Causes of Thymus Dysfunction: see causes of Thymus Dysfunction

What are the symptoms of Thymus Dysfunction?

Symptoms of Thymus Dysfunction: see symptoms of Thymus Dysfunction

How is it treated?

Treatments for Thymus Dysfunction: see treatments for Thymus Dysfunction

Name of Thymus Dysfunction

Main name of condition: Thymus Dysfunction


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