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Question Thymus Problem and Disinfect the home everyday!

An adult male came to the hospital for routine check up. He was found to have a thymoma and hypogammaglobinemia. He has Obsessive compulsive disorder which makes him to clean regularly, use sanitizers and disinfect his home everyday. When asked, he said that he had a normal childhood without any persistent infections. What could explain these findings?
A)Ulcerative Colitis
B)Crohn's disease
C)Early detected sign of myasthenia gravis
D)Good syndrome
E)Normal Thymoma with danger of seeding to pleural organs.
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D)Good syndrome
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The association between the presence of a thymoma and immunodeficiency was first recognised in 1954 by Dr Robert Good, who described a case of thymoma and hypogammaglobulinaemia in an adult. The cause and pathogenesis of this disorder are unknown, although there is some evidence that the basic defect may be in the bone marrow (pre-B cell arrest, impaired maturation of erythroid and myeloid precursors in some patients.
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yea just searched it n seems like good syndrome. wow... never heard of this before. if i got this question i would have gotten it wrong for sure.
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