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The immunocompromised patient 

The immunocompromised patient
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The immunocompromised patient
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10.1093/med/9780199202447.003.0013
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date: 14 October 2019

Introduction 88

Common treatment points 88

Clinical assessment 88

Management 90

Acute respiratory disease is common in the immunocompromized population who include patients receiving cytotoxic chemotherapy or immunosuppressive therapy for non-malignant conditions (e.g. steroids, cyclophosphamide, azathioprine, methotrexate), recipients of organ transplants, patients with lymphoproliferative or myeloproliferative malignancies, and those with congenital or acquired immunodeficiencies. For a more detailed discussion see OHRM, Chapters 9 and 10....

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