Infections_in_IC_hosts_2011.08.31.csv

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Infections_in_IC_hosts_2011.08.31.csv
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2011-08-31 21:30:40
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infection immunocompromise
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Infections in immunocompromised hosts
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  1. Neutropenia
    At risk of bacterial infections as well as fungal infections & opportunistic molds (Aspergillus)
  2. Deficiency in cell-mediated immunity
    At risk of infection by organisms with an intracellular phase (viruses; Mycobacteria; Listeria; Cryptococcus; & toxoplasma) as well as Pneumocystis
  3. Deficiency in humoral immunity
    At risk of extracellular organisms - particularly encapsulated bacteria (S. pneumoniae; H. influenzae; N. meningitidis)
  4. Conditions causing neutropenia
    Cytotoxic & other drugs; acute leukemia; congenital defects (chronic granulomatous disease; etc)
  5. Conditions causing deficiency in cell-mediated immunity
    HIV; glucocorticoids; immunosuppression (as with solid organ transplantation); lymphomas (Hodgkin's especially)
  6. Conditions causing deficiency in humoral immunity
    Splenectomy; multiple myeloma; common variable immunodeficiency (CVID); X-linked agammaglobulinemia

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