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A shortage or insufficiency. The amount by which federal Income Tax due exceeds the amount reported by the taxpayer on his or her return; also, the amount owed by a taxpayer who has not filed a return. The outstanding balance of a debt secured by a mortgage after the mortgaged property has been sold to satisfy the obligation at a price less than the debt.


noun absence, dearth, defect, deficit, destitution, failing, failure to comply, falling short, fault, faultiness, flaw, foible, impairment, imperfection, inadequateness, incompleteness, incompletion, insufficiency, lack, loss, meagerness, need, nonfulfillment, nonperformance, omission, paucity, penury, poverty, privation, scarcity, short supply, shortage, shortcoming, sparsity, ullage, want, weakness
Associated concepts: deficiency assessment, deficiency bill, deficiency decree, deficiency judgment, deficiency tax, innome tax deficiency, liability for deficiency, mental deficiency, notice of deficiency, recovery of deficiency, tax deficiency
See also: absence, dearth, defect, deficit, delinquency, disadvantage, failure, fault, flaw, foible, frailty, handicap, insufficiency, mediocrity, need, omission, paucity, poverty, vice
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Patients who had no genetic diagnosis, but who had autoimmunity findings and were being followed up with diagnoses of common variable immune deficiency, selective IgA deficiency, and combined immune deficiency were excluded from this study.
Immune deficiency diseases are a heterogeneous group of disorders characterised by an increased risk of infection.
to add severe combined immune deficiency (SCID) as a contraindication to the RotaTeq product label.
The children, from Southport, have a rare immune deficiency and are in desperate need of a bone marrow donor, but so far international searches have proved unsuccessful.
Researchers in various medical disciplines report on what has been learned from the study of HIV infection about the complex relationship between immune surveillance, immune deficiency, viral infection, and human cancer and how that knowledge is being applied to other conditions.
Note that people with HIV should get the flu shots (not the FluMist nasal spray, since that contains a weakened live virus and could be dangerous for persons with immune deficiency; it is only approved for healthy people between the ages of 2 and 49).
* After categorizing the disease as an epidemic in 1981, the CDC drops the term gay-related immune deficiency for the more accurate acquired immune deficiency syndrome.
Tokyo, Japan, June 20, 2006 - (JCN) - Takara Bio announced on June 19 that it has reached an agreement with the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Chinese CDC) to collaborate in research on Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS).
When a primary immune deficiency is suspected in a patient, it's often helpful to consider the patient's history and symptoms in terms of the four components of specific host resistance: antibody, complement, phagocytic cells, and cell-mediated immunity.
However, as specific and efficient therapy for this condition has not been as yet proposed, supportive measures with early diagnosis and institution of anti-TB and antimicrobial drug treatment appear to be important in managing this rare immune deficiency. The level of IFN-[gamma]-receptor expression in populations known to be susceptible to TB, and its potential role in this phenomenon, appears to be a promising area of study.
However, it may infect only people with a rare, inherited form of immune deficiency.
(Source: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, 2006;43:458-466.)

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