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Immunodeficiencies may be primary, either genetic or developmental defects in any components of the immune response, or they may be secondary, acquired as a result of infection or environmental influences.

■ What is the defect in severe combined immunodeficiency? What could cause it?

■ Multiple myeloma is a plasma cell tumor in which a clone of malignant plasma cells produces large amounts of immunoglobulin. With all this excess immunoglobulin, how can a person with multiple myeloma be immunodeficient?

■ Why is infection with opportunistic agents a particular problem in individuals with AIDS?

Bacterial Vaginosis Facts

Bacterial Vaginosis Facts

This fact sheet is designed to provide you with information on Bacterial Vaginosis. Bacterial vaginosis is an abnormal vaginal condition that is characterized by vaginal discharge and results from an overgrowth of atypical bacteria in the vagina.

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