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Kaposi sarcoma

a neoplastic disorder

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An acquired abnormal immune response

allergy

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initial exposure

sensitization

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urticaria

hives

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indurated

hardened

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An immunotherapy treatment to desensitize the patient and reduce the reaction of the patient to the offending allergen

allergy shot

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The failure of the body to distinguish accurately between "self" and "nonself"

Autoimmunity

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affect many organs and tissues

multisystemic

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A chronic, progressive autoimmune neuromuscular disease that affects the voluntary muscles of the body causing sporadic weakness

Myasthenia gravis

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RA

rheumatoid arthritis

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SLE

systemic lupus erythematosus

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exacerbations

flare-up

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remissions

latency

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An abnormal accumulation of fluids in the intercellular spaces of the body

Edema

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Decrease in the blood protein level

hypoproteinemia

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limited to a specific area

localized

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Medication that promotes urination

diuretics

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A hereditary disorder in which the blood-clotting mechanism is impaired

Hemophilia
bleeder's disease

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A deficiency in clotting factor VIII

hemophilia A

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A deficiency in clotting factor IX

hemophilia B

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hematomas

blood seepage

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blood enters a joint

hemarthrosis

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Infectious mononucleosis

one of the acute infections caused by the Epstein-Barr virus

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gingivitis

gum infection

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enlarged liver

hepatomegaly

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enlarged spleen

splenomegaly

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An oncological disorder of the blood forming organs, characterized by an overgrowth of blood cells

Leukemia

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proliferation

overgrowth

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blastic

highly embryonic

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A malignant disease of the lymph system, primarily the lymph nodes

Hodgkin disease
Hodgkin lymphoma