• leukemia

    Leukemia refers to…

    Disease of the blood-forming (haemopoietic) system, characterized by increased production of immature white blood. They spread within the bone marrow and interfere with the formation of blood components – especially red blood cells, platelets, and functional white blood cells.

  • leukocytes


    Leukocytes are…

    White blood cells that perform different jobs as part of the immune defense. Lymphocytes are one example of leukocytes.

  • listeria


    Listeria are…

    Bacterial genus that includes the human pathogen Listeria monocytogenes, which enters our digestive system along with contaminated raw food. Although Listeria are widespread, the number of  diseases is low as the immune system normally fights the pathogen efficiently. If the immune system is compromised, however, meningitis or sepsis that may turn lethal could result. Pregnant women can potentially miscarry if they are infected by Listeria.

  • lymphocytes


    Lymphocytes are…

    A class of white blood cells that includes B cells and T cells as well as natural killer cells.

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