• In a survey of more than 2,700 patients conducted by the Immune Deficiency Foundation, 3 48 percent of affected patients were male, and 52 percent were female. (aafp.org)
  • For patients with a low immune system, physicians will sometimes prescribe immune-boosting medicines such as interferon, which includes protein for combating viral infections. (blogspot.com)
  • Immune deficiency diseases are bred either from an inborn immune system cell defect (primary immune deficiency disease) or from an extrinsic environmental agent (secondary immune deficiency disease). (blogspot.com)
  • Autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis and lupus affect the tissue that connects the body tissue and organs, triggering a breakdown in the immune system. (blogspot.com)
  • Primary immunodeficiencies can be divided into subgroups based on the component of the immune system that is affected. (aafp.org)
  • When the immune system views otherwise harmless materials such as pollen and dust or a certain food type as a threat, it goes into attack mode, hence an allergic reaction. (blogspot.com)
  • Many people wonder why they are so susceptible to colds and other viral infections, oblivious that their own immune system may be the culprit. (blogspot.com)