Common variable immunodeficiency is an autoimmune condition featuring decreased immunoglobulin (Ig) levels in the serum and structurally normal B cells that are able to reproduce but lack the ability to mature into Ig-producing plasma cells. This results in the weakening of the patient's immune system, thus rendering…
There are also reports suggesting that patients who undergo solid organ transplants may be at risk for developing a lymphoproliferative disorder induced by EBV.
Morbid obesity or clinically severe obesity is a condition characterized by body mass index (BMI) over 40 kg/m2, and involves serious health consequences. Morbid obesity is associated with a number of comorbidities that enhance the risk of mortality. Weight problems with symptoms of associated complications are the…
Labyrinthitis is a term denoting inflammation and infection of the labyrinth, the constitutive anatomical part of the inner ear. Viral pathogens are rarely the underlying cause, as labyrinthitis is primarily associated as a complication of bacterial acute otitis media or meningitis. Principal symptoms include vertigo,…