HIV/AIDS Glossary

Hypogammaglobulinemia

Abnormally low levels of gamma globulin in the blood. Gamma globulins are a group of blood proteins that includes proteins that act as antibodies. People with hypogammaglobulinemia are at high risk for infections. Hypogammaglobulinemia may be due to certain genetic diseases or to acquired diseases such as HIV.

Related Term(s): Gamma Globulin

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