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    Squamous Cell Carcinoma of Skin Professional

    Host immunosuppression: tumours arising in patients who are immunosuppressed have a poorer prognosis. Previous treatment and treatment modality: the risk of local recurrence depends upon t...

    Tuberculosis Prevention and Screening Professional

    Persons who are immunosuppressed for other reasons (eg, taking the equivalent of >15 mg/day of prednisone for one month or longer, taking TNF-antagonists). 10 mm or greater ...

    Tonsillitis Professional

    Use clinical judgement to determine whether hospital admission is necessary in vulnerable people (eg, infants, very old people, and those who are immunosuppressed or immunocompromised), as ph...

    Rabies Vaccination Professional

    If exposed to rabies, individuals who are immunosuppressed or who have HIV may require a different regime for post-exposure management. Specialist advice should then be sought urgently.

    Chorioretinal Inflammation Professional

    Recurrences can be reduced with long-term, intermittent trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole. Immunosuppressed patients may need maintenance treatment. Prophylactic therapy may be given to imm...

    Pyrexia of Unknown Origin Professional

    In non-neutropenic immunosuppressed patients, the situation is rarely immediately life-threatening and the diagnosis should be pursued as above.

    Acute Pericarditis Professional

    A large pericardial effusion (ie an echo-free space of more than 20 mm). Immunosuppressed state. Patients taking warfarin. Acute trauma. Failure to respond within seven days to no...

    Traveller's Diarrhoea Professional

    For example, those travelling to high-risk areas and who are likely to contract infection through the type of trip, who are: Immunosuppressed (on chemotherapy or other immunosuppressant...

    Splenectomy and Hyposplenism Professional

    Underlying haematological malignancy resulting in splenectomy (increased risk if immunosuppressed). Risk is greatest in the first two years post-splenectomy but continues throughout lif...

    Influenza Vaccination Professional

    HIV infection - immunosuppressed patients should be given the vaccine, irrespective of CD4 count. A full antibody response may not be produced.

    Acute Monoarthritis Professional

    Septic arthritis is likely in the immunosuppressed (remember steroids) or in injecting drug users. Steroid use is also associated with avascular necrosis.

    Hyperosmolar Hyperglycaemic State Professional

    Propensity to infection - eg, immunosuppressed, corticosteroid users. Children with long-term steroid use and gastroenteritis are at increased risk. [ 2 ] Presentation [ 2 ] ...

    Aspergillosis Professional

    Prognosis Invasive aspergillosis has a poor outlook with mortality up to 90% in some circumstances. [ 17 ] Central nervous system (CNS) involvement has 100% mortality, as does endocarditis,...

    Septic Arthritis Professional

    The disease is becoming increasingly common among the elderly with multiple morbidities and in the immunosuppressed. [ 3 ] The incidence of prosthetic joint infection among all recipients...

    Tuberculosis Professional

    Extrapulmonary TB is more common in children or in the immunosuppressed. General symptoms : fatigue, malaise, fever, weight loss, anorexia, failure to thrive and pyrexia of unknown ori...

    Shingles and Shingles Vaccination Professional

    Pregnant women and immunosuppressed patients have the highest risk of serious sequelae. Elderly people have a significantly increased risk of complications, including PHN, bacterial infect...

    Sepsis (Septicaemia) Professional

    Is elderly or immunosuppressed and presents with signs of infection. Has deteriorated on antibiotic therapy.

    Corneal Problems - Acute and Non-acute Professional

    Candidal keratitis is sometimes seen in patients with AIDS . Immunosuppressed patients and those with pre-existing corneal disease are also at risk. Presentation - similar to bacteri...

    Infective Conjunctivitis Professional

    In severe, resistant, atypical cases or in immunosuppressed patients, however, swabbing for culture and sensitivities is important. A history of infectious conjunctivitis and of itch bo...

    Advising Patients Travelling to Remote Locations Professional

    Treatment for certain conditions (eg, insulin-treated diabetes mellitus) will require adjustment over travel periods. Immunosuppressed patients should not receive live vaccines. If a pa...