immunodeficiency

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immunodeficiency

a deficiency in or breakdown of a person's immune system

immunodeficiency

[¦im·yə‚nō·də′fish·ən·sē]
(immunology)
Any defect of antibody function or cell-mediated immunity.
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The authors recommend prophylactic antibiotics to prevent toxoplasmosis in HIV+ patients with suppressed immune systems whose HIV meds are not working.
Chickenpox - a common infectious disease of childhood characterised by intensely itchy spots - can be fatal, especially in people with suppressed immune systems.
All buyers should investigate environmental factors, but particularly in cases where residents will include children, elderly and those with suppressed immune systems. They should hire a reliable inspector, undertake additional tests, and consider hiring a firm that can identify neighboring toxic sites.
In all 50 states, children and adults with suppressed immune systems or other documented contraindications can obtain a medical exemption that allows them to enter day care, public school, or college without the usual vaccinations.
Those at greatest risk include children with chickenpox; persons with suppressed immune systems; burn victims; elderly persons with cellulitis, diabetes, blood vessel disease, or cancer; and persons taking steroid treatments or chemotherapy.
High levels of estrogen mimics in utero may set in motion the events leading to a life beset with attention disorders, suppressed immune systems or even cancer of the reproductive organs.
* People with suppressed immune systems. That includes people with AIDS or those who are taking immunosuppressant drugs as part of their treatment for cancer, organ transplants, or conditions like asthma.
Serious fungal diseases attack patients with suppressed immune systems; they are responsible for painful, disabling and often life-threatening infections including systemic candidiasis and cryptococcal meningitis.
There are high fatality rates among children and young people and those with suppressed immune systems. Pharmaceutical treatments are limited and there is no vaccine.
Samples of the "basal" cells taken from healthy human prostate tissue triggered cancer in mice with suppressed immune systems.
Wales's Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Jewell said people with suppressed immune systems were designated as a priority group for vaccination because they were known to be more susceptible to the virus.
Dr Roland Salmon, director of the National Public Health Service for Wales' (NPHS) communicable disease surveillance centre, said: "The emergence of influenza A viruses that are resistant to Tamiflu is not unexpected in patients with serious underlying conditions and suppressed immune systems, who still test positive for the virus despite treatment.