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Organ Transplants Must Be Immunologically Matched A young boy who has had over a dozen viral and bacterial infections in the last 2 years comes to your office for an examination. You determine by testing that he has no circulating antibodies. What syndrome does he have, and what are its characteristics? What component of the two-part immune system is nonfunctional?

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Organ Transplants Must Be Immunologically Matched

A young boy who has had over a dozen viral and bacterial infections in the last 2 years comes to your office for an examination. You determine by testing that he has no circulating antibodies. What syndrome does he have, and what are its characteristics? What component of the two-part immune system is nonfunctional?

Summary Introduction

To determine: The kind and characteristics of the syndrome present in the young boy who had a dozen of bacterial and viral infection in the past years.

Introduction: The primary function of the immune system is to protect the body from foreign substances. However, various conditions may disturb the functioning of the immune system. The failure of the immune system may lead to the prevalence of the various viral and bacterial infection.

Explanation of Solution

A young boy has suffered from various viral and bacterial infections in the past two years. There were no circulating antibodies found in the blood. In this condition, the boy must have suffered from X-linked Agammaglobulinemia. The major characteristic of this condition includes the inability of B-cells to mature. As a result, no antibodies would be produced...

Summary Introduction

To determine: The component of a two-part immune system that is not functional.

Introduction: The primary function of the immune system is to protect the body from foreign substances. However, various conditions may disturb the functioning of the immune system. The failure of the immune system may lead to the prevalence of the various viral and bacterial infection.

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