Immunocompromised


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immunocompromised

 [im″u-no-kom´pro-mīzd]
having the immune response attenuated by administration of immunosuppressive drugs, by irradiation, by malnutrition, or by certain disease processes such as the viral infection that produces the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS).

im·mu·no·com·pro·mised

(im'yū-nō-kom'prō-mīzd),
Denoting a person with an immunologic mechanism deficient either because of an immunodeficiency disorder or because it has been so rendered by immunosuppressive agents.

immunocompromised

(ĭm′yə-nō-kŏm′prə-mīzd, ĭ-myo͞o′-)
adj.
Incapable of developing a normal immune response, usually as a result of disease, malnutrition, or immunosuppressive therapy.

immunocompromised

adjective Having an impaired immune responsiveness caused by acquired or congenital immunodeficiency, infection (e.g., HIV, TB) or chemotherapy.

immunocompromised

adjective Immunology Having an impaired immune responsiveness caused by acquired or congenital immunodeficiency, infection–eg, HIV, TB, or chemotherapy

im·mu·no·com·pro·mised

(im'yū-nō-kom'prŏ-mīzd)
Denoting an individual with deficient immunologic mechanisms either because of an immunodeficiency disorder or because the system has been rendered so by immunosuppressive agents.

Immunocompromised

A change or alteration of the immune system that normally serves to fight off infections and other illnesses. This can involve changes in antibodies that the body produces (hygogammaglobulinemia), or defect in the cells that partake in the immune response. Diseases such as AIDS and cancer exhibit changes in the body's natural immunity.

im·mu·no·com·pro·mised

(im'yū-nō-kom'prŏ-mīzd)
Denoting a person with an immunologic mechanism deficient either because of an immunodeficiency disorder or it made by immunosuppressive agents.
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Toxoplasmosis in immunocompetent and immunocompromised population of Constanta, Romania.
Cancer patients run a great risk of developing enteroparasitic infections, as they are more susceptible to opportunistic agents due to anticancer treatment and are already immunocompromised because of the disease itself (Vento and Cainelli, 2003).
VZV pneumonia is a well-recognized serious complication of varicella, especially in immunocompromised children, adults and newborns.
Histoplasmosis may be challenging to diagnose in immunocompromised patients.
The aim of our study is to conduct a systematic review of the existing literature to collate the evidence for efficacy and safety of FMT in immunocompromised population.
This issue raised a public concern on both measles control in health-care setting and prevention of measles in high-risk susceptible immunocompromised patients.
These private flights allow families and their immunocompromised newborns to avoid crowded commercial airports and fly home worry-free.
A person who has an immunodeficiency of any kind is said to be immunocompromised. An immunocompromised person is more susceptible to additional opportunistic infections, and liable to more serious infections and/or complications than normal people [1], because of the failure of his immune system to develop normal immune responses compared to healthy individuals.
Pneumocystis pneumonia (PCP) is a potentially life-threatening fungal infection seen in immunocompromised hosts.
Reactivation of this neurotropic virus leads to herpes zoster and it develops in approximately 20% of healthy adults and 50% of immunocompromised persons.
Well, because if that child catches measles, whooping cough, chicken pox or any other diseases that are easily vaccinated against, and go to school with an immunocompromised child, or play with an immunocompromised child in a park, Madison or Jackson as a carrier of that disease could kill that immunocompromised child or cause severe disabilities.