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acquired immunodeficiency syndrome
Subject Category
H Health and Pathology
Definition
An acquired defect of cellular immunity associated with infection by the human immunodeficiency virus ( HIV), a CD4-positive T-lymphocyte count under 200 cells/microliter or less than 14% of total lymphocytes, and increased susceptibility to opportunistic infections and malignant neoplasms. Clinical manifestations also include emaciation (wasting) and dementia. These elements reflect criteria for AIDS as defined by the CDC in 1993.
Definition Source
Medical Subject Headings 2012
RDF/XML Format:
http://lod.nal.usda.gov/nalt/2994.rdf
Persistent URI:
http://lod.nal.usda.gov/nalt/2994
Used For
acquired immune deficiency syndrome
AIDS (disease)
Broader Term
HIV infections
Spanish
síndrome de inmunodeficiencia adquirida
Term Number
2994