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Immune Deficiency Diseases: Definitions & Types

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HIV destroys:

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1. Severe combined immunodeficiency:

2. Common variable immunodeficiency:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

How does the immune system work and what problems can arise when this system does not work properly? You will need to be familiar with specific types of cells affected and names of diseases resulting from immune deficiency in order to answer the questions posed in this quiz/worksheet combo.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • What cells are destroyed by HIV
  • What severe combined immunodeficiency and common variable immunodeficiency are
  • How Graft-Versus-Host Disease occurs
  • What CVID stands for

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will allow you to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information regarding details about specific types of immune deficiency diseases
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define acronyms used in the lesson, such as CVID and SCID
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding how immune deficiency disorders attack the body and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To learn more about these disorders, review the accompanying lesson called Immune Deficiency Diseases: Definitions & Types. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define the immune system
  • Describe immune deficiency
  • Discuss AIDS and HIV
  • Provide details about immune disorders known as SCID and CVID
  • Note the problem that can result from a bone marrow transplant
  • Use the analogy of the operations of a police force to illustrate the working of the immune system and immune deficiency disorders
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