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hypogammaglobulinaemia


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n. a deficiency of the protein gammaglobulin in the blood. It may occur in a variety of inherited disorders or as an acquired defect, as in chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL). Since gammaglobulin consists mainly of antibodies (immunoglobulins), hypogammaglobulinaemia results in an increased susceptibility to infections.

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