immunocompetent love



from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Having the normal bodily capacity to develop an immune response following exposure to an antigen.

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  • adj. Having a functioning immune system.

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  • adj. capable of developing an immune response following exposure to an antigen


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  • Although in immunocompetent persons Cryptosporidium infections, which are characterized by what else but diarrhea tend to be self-limiting and self-curing, in immunocompromised individuals, as well as the very young, pregnant women, and the very elderly Cryptosporidiosis is a significant health concern.

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  • Association between Staphylococcus aureus strains carrying gene for Panton-Valentine leukocidin and highly lethal necrotising pneumonia in young immunocompetent patients.


  • Update of practice guidelines for the management of community-acquired pneumonia in immunocompetent adults.


  • Fatal community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus pneumonia in an immunocompetent young adult.


  • We report the case of a 43 year old immunocompetent man presenting with dyspnoea, fever and haemoptysis.

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  • Within the otosclerotic foci, several immunocompetent cells and immune-modulating factors can be found.

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  • These disturbances could be associated with otosclerotic bone remodeling, given the known effects of immunocompetent cells on bone physiology.

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  • Background To report the clinical course of PML in an apparently immunocompetent patient treated with cidofovir Case Presentation A 35-year-old immunocompetent man who developed progressive hemianopsia, aphasia, and limb weakness underwent repeated MRI scans of the brain, spinal fluid analyses, and brain biopsy.

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  • Conclusions PML should be considered in immunocompetent patients with a typical clinical course and MRI findings compatible with PML.

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  • The Lancet reported that a 2008 study on "immunocompetent elderly people aged 65 - 94 years enrolled in Group Health (a health maintenance organisation) during 2000, 2001, and 2002" found that "influenza vaccination was not associated with a reduced risk of community-acquired pneumonia during the influenza season."

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