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有时,一些非遗传免疫疾病会随着时间的推移而显现,使人体难以抵抗感染。偶然情况下,免疫系统会攻击自身或其他人体部位,而不是抵抗入侵的感染。这是由于一种叫做自身抗体的蛋白质造成的。一些人免疫系统制造出的抗体不阻挡感染,反而会阻碍免疫系统。这些抗体通常是自发的,然而有时它们也与一些其他紊乱有关,例如有一种情况叫胸腺瘤。在此情况下,我们可以测试那些已知会造成免疫系统问题并导致感染的特异性抗体。如果我们认为您可能存在抗体造成的免疫问题,我们会对您的血液样本进行抗体测试,并观察制造抗体的细胞。如果我们发现了某种阻碍免疫系统的抗体,我们或许能够利用这一信息来辅助对感染的治疗。

In certain cases, some non-genetic immunity disease will manifest itself with the passage of time, rendering a human body hardly capable of resisting infections. Once in a while, the immune system will attack itself or other parts of the human body, instead of guarding the human body from invading infections. This is caused by a protein called “autoantibody”. The antibodies generated by the immune system in some persons not only fail to resist infections, but also hinder their immune system. More often than not, these antibodies are spontaneous; yet on occasion, they are correlated with some other disorders (e.g. thymoma). In such case, we can test those specific antibodies which are known to cause disorders in the immune system and give rise to infections. If we believe you might suffer from any immune disorder caused by antibodies, we will proceed to subject your blood sample to an antibody test and also observe those antibody-generating cells. Once we detect some antibody hindering the immune system, we may capitalize on such detection to help with the treatment of infections.