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What Is An Immune Deficiency Disease ? What Is An Immune Deficiency Disease

An immune deficiency disease is defined as any one of a group of diseases caused by the impairment of the immune system. Immunodeficiency disorders are a group of disorders in which part of the immune system is either missing or defective. Consequently, the body's ability to fight infections is impaired.More...

List Of Immunodeficiency Diseases

List Of Immunodeficiency Diseases

Immunodeficiency or immune deficiency is a state in which the immune system is devoid of the ability to fight infectious diseases. Defects in the immune system that one is born with are referred to as primary immunodeficiencies; whereas cases of immunodeficiency that are acquired are called secondary.More...

 

Dog With Immune Deficiency

Dog With Immune Deficiency

These days, the term ‘autoimmune disease’ is of serious concern to the veterinary community and dog breeders. Diseases caused by a defective immune system are also of particular concern to many purebred fanciers. The immune system is characterized by a spectacular defense set-up comprising white blood cells, antibodies and other substances used to fight off infections and reject foreign proteins.More...

Symptoms Of Feline Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome

Symptoms Of Feline Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome

Feline acquired immunodeficiency syndrome was discovered in 1986 in a colony of cats in California. This syndrome is found in cats worldwide. It is caused due to the virus, FIV.  A virus is an ultramicroscopic infectious agent, which consists of either DNA or RNA wrapped in a protein coat. Viruses are non-living organisms that are only able to replicate inside living cells. FIV is a retrovirus that belongs to the lentivirus family. It infects cats, lions, tigers, pumas and cheetahs. This virus is said to be similar to the virus, HIV, found in human beings.More...