immune status

im·mune sta·tus

(i-myūn statŭs)
The ability of the body to demonstrate an immune response or to defend itself against disease or foreign substances.
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"A simple blood test with 24-hour turnaround time will reveal the immune status and need for vaccination.
Viracor currently serves approximately 70% of all transplant programmes in the US, focusing on post-transplant infectious disease and immune status monitoring services.
Children are the most exposed categories to this infection, notably those under five, in addition to the elderly, people with diabetes and all persons with lower immune status, she pointed out.
Additionally, the relative immune status of non-clinical animal models and the subsequent intended clinical population is also an essential consideration.
I presume that the rare occurrence of that tumor at an unusual site should alert the authors to take into consideration any underlying altered immune status. Among conditions associated with altered immune states, HIV infection is the leading cause.
(1) In light of the rarity of that opportunistic infection, I believe that the authors should have considered the impaired immune status of the studied patient.
Alteration in the immune status of the patient along with a low CD4 count has been found to be associated with an increased frequency of cutaneous manifestations but this relation is debatable.9,10,11 This study was planned keeping in view that only a few studies on nature and prevalence of HIV associated mucocutaneous manifestations is available in Pakistani population infected with HIV.
nicely described the clinical picture, management plan, and outcome of a Taiwanese patient with primary uterine primitive neuroectodermal tumor (PNET).[1] I presume that the rarity of the condition and its escalating course with peritoneal seeding and liver metastasis should trigger the authors to consider altered immune status in the studied patient.
In this review, authors focus on applications of citric acid in poultry feed to improve nutrient digestibility, phosphorus utilization, immune status and phytase efficacy.
Researchers at the University of Copenhagen demonstrated a link between prenatal inflammation and postnatal immune status and organ function in preterm pigs, suggesting that early intervention (eg, antibiotics or anti-inflammatory drugs) may be warranted for infants born preterm with signs of inflammation of fetal membranes.
Results of other studies suggest that eating food containing hot components such as capsaicin may improve immune status in a study from the University of Ulsan in South Korea.