immunocompromised immunocompromised

Definition(s):

  • (adj) unable to develop a normal immune response usually because of malnutrition or immunodeficiency or immunosuppressive therapy

Usage(s):

  1. High-risk groups small children, the elderly, pregnant women and the immunocompromised require special precautions.
  2. High-risk groups--small children, the elderly, pregnant women and the immunocompromised--require special precautions.

News

  • Study builds dossier on JC polyomavirus

    ( Brown University ) A new study shows that common mutant forms of the deadly JC polyomavirus are not responsible for the pathogen's main attack, which causes a brain-damaging disease in immunocompromised patients called progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy. But that finding raises the ominous question of what the mutants might be up to instead.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: EurekAlert!

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