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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?

Detox Diet Basics

Detox Diet Basics

Our internal organs, the colon, liver and intestines, help our bodies eliminate toxic and harmful  matter from our bloodstreams and tissues. Often, our systems become overloaded with waste. The very air we breathe, and all of its pollutants, build up in our bodies. Today’s over processed foods and environmental pollutants can easily overwhelm our delicate systems and cause toxic matter to build up in our bodies.

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