immunocompromised


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immunocompromised

[‚im·yə·nō′ämpre‚mīzd]
(immunology)
Having an impaired or weakened immune system (usually due to drugs or illness).
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Only six cases of pneumococcal epiglottitis and bacteremia have been reported, and all occurred in immunocompromised patients.
Therefore, it is not surprising that these infections are encountered in chronic bacterial sinusitis, in the presence of immunocompromised states such as malignancy or diabetes mellitus, or after the administration of cancer chemotherapy.
Conventional amphotericin B, without the lipid complex, is a broad-spectrum polyene antifungal agent which has been marketed for many years for the treatment of systemic fungal infections in patients who are immunocompromised, such as people with AIDS, cancer chemotherapy patients, and organ transplant recipients.
This might have been due to the high number of immunocompromised patients in this study.
Systemic therapy with fluconazole at 100 to 400 mg/day for 3 to 4 weeks is necessary in immunocompromised patients, in those with severe disease or systemic involvement, or when topical therapy fails.
Oral thrush is a painful irritation and ulceration in the mouth frequently experienced by immunocompromised patients including certain cancer patients or renal transplant patients.
Three cases of PML occurred in clinical trial patients who were concomitantly exposed to immunomodulators (interferon beta in the patients with MS) or were immunocompromised due to recent treatment with immunosuppressants (e.
pseudotuberculosis septicemia in a severely immunocompromised, HIV-positive patient (6).
Aggressive combination treatment for invasive fungal sinusitis in immunocompromised patients.
Revised labeling with a prominent boxed warning of the risk of PML; and warnings against concurrent use of TYSABRI with chronic immunosuppressant or immunomodulatory therapies, and patients who are immunocompromised due to HIV, hematological malignancies, organ transplants or immunosuppressive therapies
To the Editor: Stenotrophomonas maltophilia has emerged as an important nosocomial pathogen, especially in debilitated and immunocompromised persons (1).
At least one study has shown that Streptococcus pneumoniae and Streptococcus viridans are the two most common causes of sinusitis in both the immunocompromised and immunocompetent patient populations.