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- An allergy is an immune response by the body to certain stimuli in the environment that are normally harmless.
Burkitt's lymphoma
- Burkitt's lymphoma is a form of cancer that primarily affects children living in certain areas of Africa. Burkitt's lymphoma is also found in North America, but it is rare. Adults can also be affected. The disease also affects 8 in every 100,000 children in Papua New Guinea.
Kaposi's sarcoma
- Kaposi's sarcoma is a specific type of cancer that involves the tissues of the skin or the coverings of blood vessels.
allergic reactions to drugs
- A drug allergy, or an allergic reaction to drugs, is an unintended bodily response to a medication. Symptoms can vary from a mild rash to death.
serum sickness
- Serum is the fluid left over when blood cells are taken out of the blood. Serum sickness refers to a set of symptoms that occurs when a person's immune system reacts to a medication or other similar substance. It is a type of allergic reaction.
vaginal yeast infection
- A vaginal yeast infection is caused by one of a group of fungal organisms known as Candida. These include Candida albicans,Candida tropicalis,Candida glabrata, and Candida parapsilosis.
CMV antibody test
- This test detects the presence of antibodies in the blood to cytomegalovirus (CMV).
food allergy
- A food allergy is an immune response caused by certain foods when those foods are eaten or come into contact with the body.
Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia
Hodgkin's lymphoma
chronic fatigue syndrome
necrotizing external otitis
yeast infection of the skin and mucous membranes
ulcerative colitis
aging changes in immunity
- Pneumonia is an infection of the lungs that can be caused by many different micro-organisms, including viruses, bacteria, parasites and fungi.
rheumatic fever
- This is an immune response that occurs in the body, causing inflammation and damage to certain organs, particularly the heart. It follows a streptococcal infection, such as strep throat or scarlet fever.
Wilson disease
- Aspergillosis refers to any infection with a fungus called Aspergillus.
graft versus host disease
- Graft versus host disease is a serious condition that can occur after a bone marrow transplant or blood transfusion.
swollen glands
non-Hodgkin's lymphoma
- Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma is cancer of a type of white blood cell in the lymphatic system. The lymphatic system drains fluid from tissue and returns it to the blood. It plays an important role in the body's defence against infection.
urine protein
Sjogren syndrome
- Sjogren syndrome is an autoimmune disorder that causes a major decrease in lubricating fluids, such as tears and saliva. An autoimmune disorder is one in which the person's body attacks its own tissues, for unknown reasons.
total protein
WBC count
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