Risks to people with compromised immune systems
People with reduced immune systems are at risk for numerous diseases.
Immune deficiency can arise as a medical condition,
such as HIV or other chronic illnesses.
Certain medications also reduce immune function
including immunosuppressants (their purpose is to reduce immune function),
and chemotherapy treatment for cancer.
The elderly and newborns are also considered at risk
with reduce immune function.
See also HIV, cancer and elderly.
see list of conditions below.
Risk factor subtypes:HIV-AIDS (19)
Risk factors:Risk Factor Center,
risk factor list Conditions list:
The following list of conditions
have 'Immunosuppression' or similar
listed as a risk factor in our database: