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What is an immunocompromised host?

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Dr. Michael Ein
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease

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An immunocompromised host is one that has impairement of one or more components of their immune system ie.
White blood cells both in quantity and function, cell mediated immunity, antibody production, reticuloendothelial cell function in liver, spleen, and bone marrow. Examples are aids with low cd4 lymphocytes, splenectomized persons and people on immunosuppressive drugs and chemotherapy.

In brief: See below

An immunocompromised host is one that has impairement of one or more components of their immune system ie.
White blood cells both in quantity and function, cell mediated immunity, antibody production, reticuloendothelial cell function in liver, spleen, and bone marrow. Examples are aids with low cd4 lymphocytes, splenectomized persons and people on immunosuppressive drugs and chemotherapy.
Dr. Michael Ein
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