Good's Syndrome was first described in 1955. Patients develop a thymoma (tumour of the thymus) and have greatly reduced antibody efficiency.
It's a rare disease, but nevertheless affects several thousand people worldwide each year.
The cause is unknown. and the exact criteria for diagnosing the syndrome have still not been formally agreed.
Fifty-five years after Dr. Good’s original observations on thymoma and hypogammaglobulinemia, the pathogenesis of this primary immunodeficiency syndrome remains incompletely understood.
Source : Good’s syndrome remains a mystery after 55 years: A systematic review of the scientific evidence Clinical Immunology, 2010 Jun; 135(3): 347–363.
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