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    Immune Suppression Conditions

    You are more likely to need to see a doctor, more likely to need antibiotics and more likely to land up in hospital for treatment if you develop an infection, than someone who is not immunosuppres...

    SARS and MERS Virus Conditions

    Additional home confinement may need to be needed, particularly in patients who have low body defences to infection (immunosuppressed). What is the outcome (prognosis)? The death rate...

    Strongyloidiasis Professional

    Disseminated strongyloidiasis (occurs in immunosuppressed patients) can present with abdominal pain, distension, shock, pulmonary and neurological complications, and septicaemia.

    Shingles (Herpes Zoster) Conditions

    People who have had a bone marrow transplant and who are still immunosuppressed. People with an impaired immune system. People who are immunosuppressed with HIV infection.

    Immunisation Conditions

    They may not be suitable for people whose immune systems are not working very well (people who are immunosuppressed). If you are unwell with a high temperature (fever), vaccination is usua...

    Cervical Screening (Cervical Smear Test) Conditions

    Does being immunosuppressed increase my risk of cervical cancer? Yes - women who are immunosuppressed are at an increased risk of having changes that may become cancerous.

    Babesiosis Professional

    Patients who are immunosuppressed (including HIV -infected patients), splenectomised or elderly are most susceptible to babesial infection.

    Rabies Professional

    Changes have been made to definitions of exposures and animal/country risk, recommended number of vaccine doses for immunocompetent individuals, recommendations on the use of human rabies immunoglobul...

    Actinic Keratosis Professional

    Patients who are immunosuppressed following organ transplantation have a markedly increased risk of developing AKs and of developing malignant change in the AKs.

    Mucormycosis Professional

    Extremely rarely, trauma and the use of contaminated medical supplies over wounds are associated with cutaneous mucormycosis in non-immunosuppressed individuals, but not the disseminated form...

    Verrucae Professional

    They are more common in the immunosuppressed: Long-term immunosuppressant usage. AIDS. Transplant patients. Lymphomas and leukaemias.

    Smallpox Vaccination Professional

    More serious reactions occur infrequently: death (1/million vaccinations); eczema vaccinatum (39/million vaccinations); progressive vaccinia (1.5/million vaccinations); post vaccinial encephalitis (...

    Therapeutic Immunoglobulins Professional

    HNIg is used for: Hepatitis A contacts should be given normal immunoglobulin (in addition to hepatitis A vaccine) if they are over 60 years, have chronic liver disease, or HIV infect...

    Measles Professional

    Prognosis Disease severity varies from mild (usually in the well-fed child) to severe (usually in the malnourished or immunosuppressed patient). However, severe measles can occasionally pr...

    Urinary Tract Infection in Adults Professional

    Other causative organisms are: Staphylococcus saprophyticus Proteus mirabilis Enterococci Infection with less common organisms is more likely to occur in patients who have und...

    Scabies Professional

    Those at risk include: The immunosuppressed (eg, HIV infection, leukaemia or lymphoma). Elderly patients. Those with decreased peripheral sensation.

    Mycobacterial Skin Infections Professional

    Environmental mycobacterial diseases Cutaneous infections with atypical mycobacterium are much more common in immunosuppressed patients, especially those with HIV infection, or leukaemi...

    PVL-positive Staphylococcus Aureus Professional

    Only undertake repeated screening/decolonisation if the patient is immunosuppressed, poses a special risk to others (eg, healthcare worker, carer, food handler), or if spread of infection is ...

    Liver Transplantation Professional

    Approach to a liver transplant recipient who turns up to surgery unwell [ 1 ] Acute illness Always think of sepsis and remember the patient is immunosuppressed - eg, chest, urine, a...

    Rotavirus and Rotavirus Vaccination Professional

    If there is any doubt as to whether an infant may be immunosuppressed due to the mother’s therapy, including exposure through breastfeeding, specialist advice should be sought.