x-linked hypogammaglobulinemia

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X-linked hypogammaglobulinemia or X-linked infantile hypogammaglobulinemia
n.
An X-linked primary immunodeficiency characterized by a deficiency of circulating B-cells with a corresponding decrease in immunoglobulins and increased susceptibility to infection by pyogenic bacteria after the loss of maternal antibodies.

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