What is the most common secondary immunodeficiency disorder?
Secondary immunodeficiency disordersHuman immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection results in acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), the most common severe acquired immunodeficiency disorder.
What is the most common cause of secondary immunodeficiency?
The most well-known example of a secondary immune deficiency is the immunodeficiency caused by the human immunodeficiency virus, or HIV. HIV attacks certain cells in the immune system and prevents them from carrying out their proper functions against microbes.
What are secondary immunodeficiency diseases?
A secondary immune deficiency disease occurs when the immune system is compromised due to an environmental factor. In contrast, primary immunodeficiency diseases (PIDD) are a group of disorders caused by inherited or genetic defects in the cells and tissues of the immune system.
What diseases make you immunocompromised?
What are the most common causes of a compromised immune system? Chronic conditions that affect the immune system include heart disease, lung disease, lupus, and diabetes. Other conditions that can leave a person immunocompromised include cancer, HIV/AIDS, malnutrition, and some rare genetic disorders, says Dr. Li.