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Being Immunocompromised: What Does it Mean?

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People who are immunocompromised are affected more frequently and severely by infections due to a weakened immune system. There are two types of immunodeficiency: primary and secondary.

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The term immunocompromised (or immunosuppressed) refers to people who have an ‘immunodeficiency’ or a weakened immune system, meaning their ability to fight infections and diseases is reduced.

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17 May 2021
Excellent information especially with COVID-19 causing such a huge issue in the elderly population.
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13 Jul 2021
I care for AIDS patients.
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Great 4 minute brain exercise to consume helpful information
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Stephanie Mair
27 Mar 2020
A good overview
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Brenda Curran
29 Mar 2020
A good reminder about what immunocompromised means in our community .
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Easy to understand & enhancing more my knowledge in nursing
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