How to use Immunocompromised in a sentence
In cases where the patient is either immunocompromised or immunosuppressed, a life-threatening aplastic crisis can occur.
Other relevant features unborn infants, neonates, immunocompromised individuals, pregnant women and the elderly are at high risk.
Chickenpox is most serious for pregnant women, and immunocompromised individuals and exposed neonates, who are at risk of severe, disseminated disease.
Management of fungal sinusitis in the immunocompromised Early, aggressive treatment is required.
In the immunocompromised however, this viraemia may be prolonged or severe producing disseminated varicella which looks the same as primary chickenpox.Advertisement
However, in immunocompromised individuals, such as those with HIV/AIDS, symptoms can be severe, life threatening, and recurring.
Women who give birth to one infected child do not pass the infection to their fetus during subsequent pregnancies unless they are immunocompromised (for example, with AIDS) and the infection recurs.
Men and women of all races are equally affected by T. gondii, however, except for immunocompromised individuals, the implications are more serious for women, as they can pass the infection on to their offspring.
The disease can be fatal to all immunocompromised patients, especially individuals with AIDS, and particularly if not treated.
The course of infection tends to be more serious in children who are immunocompromised, such as those undergoing chemotherapy or those who have a disease that disrupts normal immune response (e.g. human immunodeficiency syndrome [HIV]).Advertisement
The child shows signs of infection and is immunocompromised.
Immunocompromised children have a greater chance of serious side effects and death, with fatality rates as high as 50 to 69 percent (depending on the cause and extent of immunodeficiency).
Family members of immunocompromised people, however, should get vaccinated to reduce the risk of mumps.
Klebsiella and Proteus sometimes cause urinary tract infections; pneumonia occurs generally in immunocompromised hosts or alcoholics, and ear and sinus infections in immunocompromised hosts.
Immunocompromised people should avoid owning kittens, which are more likely than adult cats to be infectious.Advertisement
Immunocompromised chickenpox sufferers are sometimes given an antiviral drug called acyclovir (Zovirax).
The effectiveness of these two drugs in immunocompromised patients has not been established, and Famvir was not recommended for patients under 18 years.
A substance known as varicella-zoster immune globulin (VZIG), which reduces the severity of chickenpox symptoms, is as of 2004 available to treat immunocompromised children and others at high risk of developing complications.
Other people who might receive these drugs are those that have been immunized after the flu season has started or who are immunocompromised, such as people with advanced HIV disease.
Persons at particular risk for listeriosis include the elderly, pregnant women, newborns, and those with a weakened immune system (called immunocompromised).Advertisement
Pregnant women account for 27 percent of the cases, and immunocompromised persons account for almost 70 percent.
Immunocompromised adults are at risk for a serious infection of the blood stream and central nervous system (brain and spinal cord).
This high death rate is due to the serious illness suffered by newborns, the elderly, and immunocompromised persons.
Persons at extremely high risk (pregnant women, immunocompromised persons, etc.) must use extra caution.
Symptoms may become serious, however, in immunocompromised individuals, such as those with acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) or those undergoing chemotherapy.Advertisement