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a patient with acquired or congenital immunologic deficiency at increased risk for infectious disease complications.
a person who is less than normally able to resist infection because of immunosuppressive therapy, immunological defect, severe anemia, or concurrent disease or condition, including human immunodeficiency virus infection, metastatic malignancy, cachexia, or severe malnutrition.
compromised hostA generic term for a host whose immune and other defence systems are less than optimally effective in warding off infection.
Patients with HIV, cancer, diabetes, or the elderly.
A person who lacks resistance to infection due to to a deficiency in any of the host defenses.See: AIDS; host defense mechanisms; immunocompromised
See also: host