immunoincompetence

immunoincompetence

[im′yənō′inkom′pətəns]
the inability to develop an immune reaction. See also immunocompromised host. immunoincompetent, adj.
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This is a review of numerous studies demonstrating that stress is strongly related to some aspect of immunoincompetence and/or an increase in infection and illness behavior.
Theodore Eickhoff, in the keynote address given to the Atlanta meeting in 1980 entitled 'Nosocomial infections--a 1980 view: Progress, priorities and prognosis', noted that progress had been made in a few efficiency studies, emphasised the determinative role of the host in infections, stressed the concept of immunoincompetence, emerging pathogens such as Legionnella pneumophila, the epidemiology of antimicrobial drug resistance and the concept of chemoprophylaxis.
The patient's severe immunoincompetence and critical septic condition raised concern about whether or not she was able to tolerate an extensive emergency operation including exploration of the mediastinum.
Vaccines that are designed to boost specific immunity against breast cancer will probably work best in early-stage disease, in which the postsurgical tumor burden is relatively low, the cancer cells have not yet evolved sophisticated escape mechanisms, and the patient has not been saddled with severe immunoincompetence due to extensive chemotherapy said Dr.