from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Incapable of developing a normal immune response, usually as a result of disease, malnutrition, or immunosuppressive therapy.
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- adj. Having an immune system that has been impaired by disease or treatment.
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- adj. unable to develop a normal immune response usually because of malnutrition or immunodeficiency or immunosuppressive therapy
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Science-based medical doctors know from the evidence that there are genital and oral (thrush) yeast infections, and that there is also a systemic form of chronic candidiasis that can occur in immunocompromised patients, such as those suffering from AIDS, mono and cancer.
HHV-8 causes a cancer called Kaposi’s Sarcoma in immunocompromised individuals.
Severe clinical outcomes are associated with at-risk populations such as immunocompromised individuals where complications caused by infection can disrupt primary treatment regimens and even lead to death.
The vaccine is being given to people at higher risk: those with underlying health conditions, those who are immunocompromised etc etc and health workers.
“What about Bactrim?” he asks, wondering if Harold is being covered for PCP, a pneumonia caused by a bacteria that can flourish in anyone who is immunocompromised.
My babies need your protection, my immunocompromised sister needs your protection.
As for me, and speaking for people with infants, that are pregnant and immunocompromised, please get the H1N1 vaccine.
High risk groups include women with a history of high grade dysplasia, immunocompromised people and men who have sex with men.
The CDC defines hospital-acquired MRSA (HA-MRSA) in persons who have had frequent or recent contact with hospitals or healthcare facilities (such as nursing homes or dialysis centers) within the previous year, have recently undergone an invasive medical procedure, or are immunocompromised.
Less than 1000 people worldwide infected, and symptoms typically only fatal to those immunocompromised – i even saw one article in a reputable big 6″ newspaper comparing it to spanish flu!