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- 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.
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.
Within the otosclerotic foci, several immunocompetent cells and immune-modulating factors can be found.
These disturbances could be associated with otosclerotic bone remodeling, given the known effects of immunocompetent cells on bone physiology.
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.
Conclusions PML should be considered in immunocompetent patients with a typical clinical course and MRI findings compatible with PML.
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."