Immunosuppression


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Immunosuppression: Risks to people with compromised immune systems
Introduction: 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), transplant patients and chemotherapy treatment for cancer. The elderly and newborns are also considered at risk with reduce immune function. See also HIV, cancer and elderly.

Condition count: 53; 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:

A

  • Aspergillosis ... immunocompromise, HIV, hematopoietic stem cell transplant, granulocytopenia, organ transplant recipients
  • Avascular necrosis ... chemotherapy

    B

  • Bacterial meningitis ... immune compromise

    C

  • Candidiasis ... AIDS, immunocompromise, transplant patients, immunosuppressive medications
  • Cervical Cancer ... immunodeficiency
  • Coccidioidomycosis ... HIV infection
  • Cryptococcosis ... HIV infections
  • Cryptosporiosis ... immunocompromise

    D

  • Depression ... cancer patients
  • Diarrheagenic Escherichia coli ... immunocompromise

    E

  • Ehrlichiosis ... immunocompromise, transplant patients, immunosuppresive therapies, HIV, cancer chemotherapy
  • Endocarditis ... immunodeficiency

    F

  • Flu ... immunocompromise
  • Food poisoning ... immunocompromise
  • Fungal infections ... AIDS, immunocompromise
  • Fungal meningitis ... immunocompromised

    G

  • Group A Streptococcal Infections ... immunosuppressed, chemotherapy
  • Group B Streptococcal Infections ... immunocompromise

    I

  • Invasive candidiasis ... immunocompromise
  • Invasive group A Streptococcal disease ... immunosuppressed, chemotherapy

    K

  • Kaposi's Sarcoma ... AIDS, HIV

    L

  • Legionnaires' disease ... immunocompromise, immunosuppressive drugs
  • Leukemia ... chemotherapy
  • Listeriosis ... adults with weakened immune systems, immunocompromise

    M

  • Melanoma ... AIDS, transplant patients, immune deficiency
  • Melioidosis ... AIDS, immunocompromise, immune suppressed, chemotherapy
  • Meningitis ... immune compromise
  • Meningococcal disease ... immune compromise
  • Molluscum contagiosum ... immunocompromise
  • Mycobacterial infections ... immunocompromise, transplant patients, HIV, chemotherapy
  • Mycobacterium avium Complex ... immuno-compromised persons, HIV-infected persons

    N

  • Nocardiosis ... HIV infection
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma ... AIDS, transplant patients, immune deficiency
  • Nosocomial infections ... immunodeficiency, severe underlying disease, chemotherapy, chemotherapy

    O

  • Oral thrush ... immune compromise, AIDS, HIV, immune deficiency

    P

  • Pneumococcal meningitis ... immune compromise
  • Pneumococcal pneumonia ... AIDS, transplant patients
  • Pneumococcus ... HIV infection, immunocompromise
  • Pneumonia ... immunocompromised, AIDS
  • Pontiac fever ... immunocompromise, immunosuppressive drugs
  • Pyelonephritis ... immunocompromise, immunosuppressant drugs

    Q

  • Q fever ... immunocompromised

    R

  • Respiratory syncytial virus ... immunocompromised

    S

  • Salmonella food poisoning ... immunocompromised
  • Septicemia ... immunocompromised
  • Shingles ... AIDS, immune-suppressed people
  • Staphylococcal infection ... immunocompromise
  • Streptococcal Infections ... immune suppression, chemotherapy

    T

  • Toxoplasmosis ... immunocompromise
  • Traveler's diarrhea ... immunosuppressed persons
  • Tuberculosis ... HIV

    V

  • Vaginal candidiasis ... immune suppression
  • Vibrio vulnificus ... immunocompromised


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