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Thymic alymphoplasia

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thymic alymphoplasia

hypoplasia with absence of Hassall's corpuscles and deficiency of lymphocytes in the thymus and usually in lymph nodes, spleen, and gastrointestinal tract; there is peripheral lymphopenia and often hypogammaglobulinaemia and absence of plasma cells; presents in early infancy with respiratory infections and leads to death within a few months.

See: immunodeficiency with hypoparathyroidism.