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[hypo- + gamma globulin + -emia] A deficiency of one or more of the five classes of immunoglobulins. It is caused by detective functioning of B lymphocytes or by drugs that delete B lymphocytes, e.g. rituximab. People who manufacture insufficient quantities of immunoglobulins become susceptible to infections from pyogenic organisms, e.g., staphylococci, streptococci, and pseudomonas species.
Venes, Donald, editor. "Hypogammaglobulinemia." Taber's Medical Dictionary, 23rd ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2017. Nursing Central, nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/736643/all/congenital_hypogammaglobulinemia.
Hypogammaglobulinemia. In: Venes D, ed. Taber's Medical Dictionary. 23rd ed. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/736643/all/congenital_hypogammaglobulinemia. Accessed December 13, 2019.
Hypogammaglobulinemia. (2017). In Venes, D. (Ed.), Taber's Medical Dictionary. Available from https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/736643/all/congenital_hypogammaglobulinemia
Hypogammaglobulinemia [Internet]. In: Venes D, editors. Taber's Medical Dictionary. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. [cited 2019 December 13]. Available from: https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/736643/all/congenital_hypogammaglobulinemia.
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