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Our immune systems are complex, with defense functions against external threats and internal functions that define us as unique individuals. Therapeutic medications to control diseases of overactivity of the immune system (like lupus) or to prevent rejection of transplanted organs we want to trick the body into considering "self" have consequences caused by unwanted ...Read more
Immunosupression: Propensity for infection, anemia, bleeding. Causing weakness, infections, pain, cardiovascular, pulmonary, intestinal problems etc. Chemotherapy, radiation, cancer can make you immunosupressed. Is complex, but many times we can evaluate, duagnose and treat this. Don't assume bad outcomes, we can help. See a doctor. ...Read more
Lowered defenses: Our immune systems are complex, with defense functions against external threats and internal functions that define us as unique individuals. Therapeutic medications to control diseases of overactivity of the immune system (like lupus) or to prevent rejection of transplanted organs we want to trick the body into considering "self" have consequences caused by unwanted actions on this system. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Induction treatments (potent immune suppressing meds given around the time of the transplant surgery) are usually given intravenously and often more than one dose is given. Maintenance immunosuppressants are oral anti-rejection medications that patients need to take daily (usually once or twice a day) to keep one's immune system from rejecting the organ. (e.g. Prograf,CellCept, Prednisone) ...Read more
Inability : For body to prevent and fight infection. ...Read more
For the organ's life: The transplanted organ will never change its genetic identity - it will always be made of different dna than you. Your immune system will ultimately recover from the drugs you took, recognize the organ as "foreign" and reject it. Although a very small percentage of people can get away without taking the meds, we cannot predict who. For this reason, you must plan to take them forever. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many: Cytomegalovirus (CMV) has many manifestations. Some of the symptoms depend upon age and some based on underlying health. Two groups are particularly vulnerable: babies and immunocomprimised patients. Any body part can be affected; teens and adults typically show fatigue, fever, stomach ache, swollen glands, or even no symptoms. Babies can suffer develpmental problems, hearing and vision problems. ...Read more
A DNA virus: Of the herpesviridae family. Very common and usually asymptomatic, unless infects immunocompromised hosts when it becomes a pathogen. Similar to other herpes viruses, primary infection results in establishment of a persistent/latent infection with reactivation in response to different stimuli. See http://www.Cdc.G. ...Read more
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