However, the short-lived immunosuppression caused by certain vaccines does not result in an increased risk of infections from other pathogens soon after vaccination.
The HIV-mediated destruction of the lymph nodes and related immunologic organs also plays a major role in causing the immunosuppression seen in persons with AIDS.
FUO is categorized as classic, hospital acquired FUO; FUO associated with low white blood cell counts (immunosuppression); and HIV-associated (AIDS-related) FUO.
Illnesses that lead to immunosuppression create tragic health conditions in geriatric cats that already suffer from lowered immune function.
Long-term immunosuppression is required, increasing the likelihood of other types of infection.