Tag immunocompromised
CCC Critical Care compendium 340

Infections in the Immunocompromised

immunosuppression is increasingly common in the ICU and in the community; due to conditions such as chemotherapy and stem cell transplantation for cancer, solid organ transplantation, and therapies for autoimmune and rheumatological diseases; such patients are susceptible to the common pathogens seen as well as opportunistic pathogens
CCC Critical Care compendium 340

Pneumonia in the Immunocompromised

The numbers of immunocompromised patients is increasing c/o improved solid-organ and haemopoietic transplants and the expanded use of immunomodulatory therapies. Pulmonary infections = most frequent complication with high mortality