immunocompromized

immunocompromized

In a condition of diminished ability to resist infection, to reject foreign material gaining access to the body, and to react aggressively at a cellular level to early cancerous change. People may become immunocompromized by heavy and prolonged antibiotic treatment, by exposure to large doses of CORTICOSTEROIDS or other IMMUNOSUPPRESSANT DRUGS, or by disorders affecting the immune system such as AIDS.
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Candida species are notorious opportunistic pathogens, found in all ages especially in immunocompromized, debilitated patients, patients on broad-spectrum antibiotics, steroids, cytotoxic therapy and in diabetics.
These opportunistic fungi can be dispersed via wind, insects or other agents and reach to immunocompromized persons.
Phage pattern and antibiotic resistance pattern of coagulase--negative staphylococci obtained from immunocompromized patients.
Discovery of a new human polyomavirus associated with trichodysplasia spinulosa in an immunocompromized patient.
NOXAFIL injection for intravenous use is indicated for prophylaxis of invasive Aspergillus and Candida infections in patients who severely immunocompromized.
Puppies and immunocompromized animals with heavy burdens and disseminated infections may show acute diarrohea, weakness, emaciation and might also cause sudden death (Dillard et al.
Galactomannan detection for invasive aspergillosis in immunocompromized patients.
predisposing factors include individuals with a fair or light complexion, a history of severe sunburn, poor tanning capability, inherited disorders, and immunocompromized status etc.
Azole resistance was first seen in patients with AIDS, especially those with very advanced disease who had considerable exposure to fluconazole, but azole resistance has now also been noted in other very immunocompromized patients, such as those undergoing bone marrow transplantation [4].
Acinetobacter baumannii is the commonest isolate from Gram-negative sepsis in immunocompromized patients, posing risk for high mortality (5).
The health benefits of mother's milk are especially significant for the immunocompromized preterm infant; however, mothers of those infants experience documented physiological and emotional barriers to the initiation and maintenance of lactation (Hurst & Meier, 2005; Meier, 2001).