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AGAMMAGLOBULINAEMIA

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An inherited condition found in male infants, in which there is no GAMMA-GLOBULIN in the blood. These children are particularly susceptible to infections, as they are unable to form ANTIBODIES to any infecting micro-organism. Acquired agammaglobulinaemia is a rare disorder occurring in both sexes in their 20s and 40s, characterised by recurrent bacterial infections. The cause is a disturbance in the working of the immune system. (See IMMUNITY.)

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