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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Regarding the risk factors and comorbidities associated with scabies, various studies have reported that scabies was significantly predominant among immunocompromized patients, those with diabetes mellitus, advanced renal or hepatic disease, cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, dementia, immune-mediated diseases, those with an affected family member or work colleague, and those who were paralyzed, bedridden, catheterized, malnourished, or pregnant.
In our country, theTB Argentine Consensus that took place in 2009 determined a cut/off value for the general population of [greater than or equal to]10 mm and [greater than or equal to]5 mm (9) for immunocompromized patients and high-risk contacts.
Discovery of a new human polyomavirus associated with trichodysplasia spinulosa in an immunocompromized patient.
These infections are usually associated with underlying conditions (low socioeconomic status, poor personal hygiene, immunocompromized hosts with a history of contact with seawater or ingestion of raw seafood), health complications, and very often isolated in polymicrobial infections.
In immunocompromized patients; it can develop disseminated Tuberculosis.1,2,6-8
In addition to the routine vaccination rooms that serve the general population, in 2004 Reference Centers for Special Immunobiologicals (CRIES) were set up to address situations such as immunocompromized patients who are associated with risks that require special immunobiologicals (21).
Oette, "Fecal microbiota transplantation for Clostridium difficile-associated colitis in a severely immunocompromized critically ill AIDS patient: A case report," AIDS, vol.
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.2
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.