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X-LINKED AGAMMAGLOBULINEMIA (XLA)

X-linked agammaglobulinemia or Bruton agammaglobulinemia, is an inherited immunodeficiency disease caused by mutations in the gene coding for Bruton tyrosine kinase (BTK). The disease was first elucidated by Bruton in 1952, for whom the gene is named. X-Linked Agammaglobulinemia (XLA) is an inherited immunodeficiency in which the body is unable to produce the antibodies needed …

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YEAR ROUND ALLERGIES

Perennial allergies or Year Round Allergies may occur at any time of year—unrelated to the season—or may last year-round. Perennial allergies are often a reaction to allergens in household dust. House dust may contain mold and fungal spores, fibers of fabric, animal dander, dust mite droppings, and bits of insects. Substances in and on cockroaches …

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ZAP 70 DEFICIENCY

ZAP-70 (zeta-associated protein 70) deficiency is an immunodeficiency involving impaired T-cell activation caused by a signaling defect. It is a primary immunodeficiency disorder that involves cellular immunity deficiencies. Inheritance is autosomal recessive. ZAP-70 is important in T-cell signaling and in T-cell selection in the thymus. This deficiency causes T-cell activation defects. They generally present during …

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GASTROENTERITIS ALLERGIC (EOSINOPHILIC)

Overview of Gastroenteritis Allergy induced Stomach Pain Gastroenteritis is the inflammation of the lining of the intestines. Symptoms include: nausea, abdominal pain, vomiting, headache,  diarrhea etc. One of the worst things that can happen during gastroenteritis is dehydration because it is often difficult to keep down more than what you are losing. Usually, there is …

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BEE STING ALLERGY

Honey bee stings or other flying stinging insect allergies are rising and can pose serious problems for those who become allergic to them. Both children and adults can be affected by these reactions. Symptoms of Insect stings Bee stings can produce different reactions, ranging from temporary pain and discomfort to a severe allergic reaction. Having …

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URTICARIA (HIVES)

Urticaria, also called hives, are red, itchy, swollen areas of the skin that can range in size and appear anywhere on the body. The blotches can migrate on body, appearing in different areas throughout the course of the reaction. Usually, the cause of urticaria is readily identifiable—often a viral infection, or allergic reaction to drugs, …

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SKIN ALLERGY

Allergy is defined as a “harmful, increased susceptibility to a specific substance,” also known as hypersensitivity, while immunity is characterized as a “protective, enhanced resistance.” The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology has an array of resources about allergic disease to help you understand how your allergies affect you, your friends and family. Skin …

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