IMMUNODEFICIENCY STATES

By Dr. Vishaal Bhat on Tuesday 22 December 2009 with 0 comments



An immunodeficiency should be considered in patients with infections that are unusually frequent, severe, and resistant to treatment or due to rare and unusual microbes. Immunosuppressed patients are prone to severe mucosal and periodontal infections by Candida spp, herpes simplex and bacteria. Infections may be complicated by delayed healing, haemorrhage or sepsis. Primary immunodeficiency disorders are relatively uncommon; secondary immunodeficiency states should be considered first.

Category: Microbiology Notes

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