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Cellular immune response remains adequate; child has resistance to viral , fungal and parasitic infections, but all levels of immunoglobulins are abnormally low.
Hypogammaglobinemia
Infection of surfaces exposed to the external environment and normally protected by mucus are common along with atopic disease.
IgA deficiency
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is spread by two primary routes in the adult population. _______ contact and _______ contact
Sexual; parental
_________ results from an inability to distinguish self from nonself, causing the immune system to carry out immune responses against normal cells and tissue.
Autoimmunity
Assessment of ht exact symptoms of allergy is important in helping identify the underlying ________
allergen
The best way to identify the specific allergies in a child with food allergies is the use of a _____________ or an elimination diet.
Food diary
Congenital immunodeficiencies usually manifest after the first ________ months of life.
six
When a child is stung by a bee, the immediate action should be to apply ___________ to the site to minimize the absorption of the venom.
ice
The neutralization of pathogens through ingestion by white blood cells.
Phagocytosis
Secretion by cytotoxic cells that contain or prevent migration of antigens
Lymphkines
Foreign substance capable of stimulating an immune response.
antigen
Responsible for retaining the formula for ability to produce specific immunoglobulins
Memory cells
A hypersensitivity reaction to a foreign serum antigen or drug.
Serum sickness
A nonantigenic substance that becomes antigenic when combined with a higher weight molecule.
Hapten formation
T cells that reduce the production of immunoglobulins against a specific antigen
Suppressor cells
An antigen that can be readily destroyed by an immune response
Immunogen
When antibodies are formed in response to a particular antigen; acquired through T lymphocyte activity.
cell mediated immunity
Cells capable of resisting foreign invaders
Immunocopetent cells